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Dervish cap

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Tall, conical shape, made in two pieces, seamed, two of which are gored at top. Lavender and blue changeable silk taffeta, very finely quilted. Vertical segments show slender trees; border shows paired birds flanking stars, with plants between. Lined with cotton printed in rust tones; edged with...

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Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts

Persian (Dervish), 19th–early 20th century

Object Place

Dervish, Persia


30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts