Cap

Indian
18th or 19th century


Dimensions

H: 10.2 cm (4 inches) Diam: 17.8 cm (7 inches)

Accession Number

31.431

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped threads, mirrors cotton lining

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund