The Gul i Peron most likely originated in ancient Persia. These so-called dress flowers are still used today in central Asia. The Gul as beaded costume ornament is very popular here. The Gul is made by threading beads on a string. The string is then wound around a centerpiece and the strung beads are sewn onto a felt surface. Fringes made of string and beadwork often make up the edges of the Guls. Making these fringes of beads is very time-consuming; often more so than the beaded center of the Gul. Guls are stylized flowers that decorate the body of the dress, belts or other objects for good fortune and to ward off evil. See also the Wearable Heritage website for more information.