Dervish cap with inscriptions
Object Place: Iran
52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Appliquéd, wool and silk; wool plain weave, fulled, appliquéd with wool twill, and embroidered with silk
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Made of four pie-shaped pieces, background of dark purple velvet, with edges embroidered with polychrome silk in minute geometric motifs, on each section, medallions with embroidered script; lined with green silk taffeta; much soiled.
An invocation to the Prophet's son-in-law, Ali.
Gift of Dr. George O. Clark, April 12, 1951.
Gift of Dr. George O. Clark