Dervish cap

Persian (Dervish)
19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Dervish, Persia

Dimensions

30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

59.996

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tall, conical shape, made in two pieces, seamed, two of which are gored at top. Lavender and blue changeable silk taffeta, very finely quilted. Vertical segments show slender trees; border shows paired birds flanking stars, with plants between. Lined with cotton printed in rust tones; edged with coarse polychrome woolen twill. Soiled and stained; one seam ripped at lower end.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts