Conical hat

Persian
late 16th century


Dimensions

H: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.801

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped silk yarns

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: coarse cotton completely covered by embroidery. Design: eight pointed stars framing formal floral patterns, worked with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk), blue, green, neutral yellow, and orange silk, with outlines of black silk. (Couched stitches, raised work and a little satin stitch.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gregor Aharon