Cap

Turkish, worn in America
late 19th century


Object Place: Turkey; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 17.8 cm (3 1/2 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

67.1177

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered with metalic threads, silk satin lining

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream-colored velvet cap embroidered with gilt yarn couched to ground. Scrolling patterns in bands around the lower edge, the seam between the top and sides, and in a roundel in the center of the top. Tassel of gilt yarn attached to top center. Lined with yellow-green satin. Few light brown stains, especially on the top.

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb