Cap (Afghanistan), 19th century

Cap decorated with long ovoids surrounded by stylized borders. Multicolored silks are embroidered using coarse satin stitch in purple, pink, yellow and green. Quilted cords make ridges that give stucture to the cap. Quilting radiates from crown and runs down to the rim band which is made from a separate piece with the ribs running around. Unlined except for a black oilcloth sweatband added more recently.

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