Gul i Peron
Gul i Peron, or the flower of dress most likely originated in ancient Persia. These so-called dress flowers are still used today in central Asia. The Gul as costume ornament is still very popular and comes in a variety of motives and sizes. The beaded Gul is often made by threading beads on a string. The string is then wound around a center piece and the strung beads are sewn onto the felt surface. In other cases embroidery may be used to produce the Gul. Fringes made of string and beadwork often make up the edges of the objects. Guls are stylized flowers that decorate the body of the dress, belts or other objects for good fortune and to ward off evil. Often the center piece of the Gul is made of a piece of mirror work typical to Asia. The mirror will confront the Evil Eye with its own image and will in this manner ward off evil.
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