Dervish cap

Persian (Dervish)
19th–early 20th century

Object Place: Dervish, Persia


30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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