Quilted cap with star-patterned silk

1000s
Overall: 22 x 20 x 20 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
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This quilted hat is one of a number of hats that have been recovered from Egyptian graves. It consists of silk sewn to a heavily quilted form, the top part of which is ribbed. The design of the silk is based on an eight-pointed star with paired birds above and stylized palmettes in the interspaces. Such hats were worn with or without a turban by persons of ranks.
Quilted cap with star-patterned silk

Quilted cap with star-patterned silk

1000s

Iran or Iraq, Buyid or Seljuq period

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