Elaborate tasseled headdresses are found at sites in the Gandharan region, in the Kucha kingdom, at related sites such as Tumshuq, and in northwest China. They are generally worn by bodhisattvas, beings that have attained enlightenment but choose to remain accessible to devotees.
[ Imre Schwaiger , London, until 1928; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium," 2002.