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Turban

Turban

1485-1640 (radiocarbon date, 95.4% probability)

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Cotton; plain weave, brocaded and complex alternating gauze with 5 shots of plain weave between gauze shots

Overall: 139.7 x 139.7 cm (55 x 55 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2005.5.3

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The white cotton yarns used to make this textile are only 0.1 to 0.2 millimeters in diameter.

Description

This textile was probably worn as a turban. The folded, plain, central section would have been wrapped around the head and tied in place, with the decorated panels hanging down the back or to the side.

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