18th or 19th century
H: 10.2 cm (4 inches) Diam: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin, embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped threads, mirrors cotton lining
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Man’s circular cap of red satin to which a straight band is sewed, lined with light neutral brown cotton, embroidered with concentric bands on stylized ornament worked with colored silks (cream, black, blue, green, orange and red) and metal thread (gilded silver wound on orange silk) and small discs of mirror. The stitches include ladder stitch or open chain stitch, twisted outline and back stitch.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund