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cotton, silk (thread)
56.2 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 formalized floral repeat pattern in purple, green, red, violet and yellow. The circular cap has a heavily embroidered band of floral design executed in half-cross stitch, or tent stitch. The flat crown is worked in a satin stitch and the stylized flowers are outlined in a fine black straight stitch. The cap is lined with handwoven plain cream cotton.