Man's cap

North African, possibly Morocco
Early 20th century

Object Place: possibly Morocco, North Africa


6 x 17 x 17 cm (2 3/8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and metal thread embroidery with paper foil and printed cotton lining

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s cap. Embroidery; silk polychrome and metallic wrapped yarns, bands of geometric motifs repeating X’s and diamonds in black and gold, top is embroidered with ovals and a central 8-pointed star; tent, button hole, stem stitches with obliwue-interlacing (braiding) and bobbin lace. Condition: Good, a few areas of loose threads.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Townsend