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cotton, silk (thread)
56.5 cm (outer circumference)
Place/s of Execution
Khorezm, Uzbekistan
inscribed in black ink on white cotton inside lining: 4756E / 3
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of H. J. Harding, 1940
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Cream cotton skull cap embroidered in multicoloured silks in formalised floral repeat pattern. The circular cap has a heavily embroidered ban of floral design executed in half-cross stitch, or tent stitch. the flat crown is worked in a satin featuring turquoise, red, purple and pink floral design. The cap is lined with pieces of woven striped cotton and is quilted with hand stitching done in a circular pattern on the crown.