Collection Online
metallic thread, silk (thread), cotton
55.5 cm (outer circumference) 8.5 cm (height) 16.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Afghanistan / Pakistan
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Vivien Knowles, 2012
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
This flat-topped circular hat is in the form of a squat cylinder, with a section shaped to frame the face when the cap is worn snugly on the head. It is covered in metallic-thread embroidery, with coloured silk highlights, and depicts a flower within concentric circles. The leaves emanating from the flower’s stem are in the form of teardrop-shaped boteh (also known as paisley) motifs.