Collection Online
cotton, silk (thread)
54.5 cm (outer circumference) 5.0 cm (height) 17.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
north Afghanistan
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 round skull cap is entirely covered in embroidery. Looking down on the cap, the designs radiate from a central hooked sun disc, to checkerboard patterns within concentric circles. On a faded red ground, the motifs are embroidered in yellow, blue, black and white threads.