Collection Online
silk, metal (silver, gold), cotton
57.5 cm (outer circumference)
Place/s of Execution
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of H. J. Harding, 1940
Gallery location
Not on display
Black quilted velvet skullcap with embroidered floral repeat motif in silver metallic thread. the lower edge is worked with a band of gold metallic embroidery. The cap is lined with a cream printed cotton and a red printed cotton and has stiffened interlining, which is secured in place with rows of handstitching through all three layers-velvet, interlining and printed cotton. The square-shaped cap rises in a curve to a peaked crown.