Tepeluk is a women’s head ornament worn in the 19th century, as part of the Serbian city costume. It is a small red cap made of choja in the shape of a dome, on the upper surface of which there was a tepeluk. Tepeluk is formed of a round metal plate, 9.5 cm in diameter, in the center of which is fixed a cast rosette with green glass in the middle and is classified as a special type of filigree tepeluk. Five circular frames with dark red glass are fixed along the edge of the plate, between which the triangular fields are bordered by twisted, filigree wire. With their base, the fields are turned towards the central rosette, while at their ends there are metal calottes (hemispheres), which partially cover them and of which only two have been preserved. All together it makes a representation of a five-pointed star with a rosette in the center, between the ends of which are frames with red glass. The rest of the surface is covered with small and larger circles of twisted filigree wire that are soldered to the base. Along the edge of the tepeluk, there are hoops in the form of tubes, to which two hooks are attached, connected by a small cast rosette. A tile is attached to the lower link, which has perforations in the shape of the letter E on the upper part, facing each other, and a circle on the lower end. Hooks are attached in three places with which the tepeluk is attached to the cap – fes. When the Europeanization of clothing in Serbia took place in the second half of the 19th century, tepeluk and libades remained in the women’s clothing inventory for the longest time as parts of traditional city costumes worn on festive occasions with European-style dresses.

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