Collection Online
cotton, silk (thread), metallic thread
54.5 cm (outer circumference) 7.0 cm (height) 18.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Ghazni province, 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 lightly padded hat features a design of interlocking lozenge forms containing hooked geometric and zigzag motifs in various colours. Smaller lozenges are embellished with metallic thread embroidery, giving the hat a glimmering surface. The closely worked chain-stitch is representative of the embroidery technique favoured by Pashtun groups living in the Ghazni region of Afghanistan.