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Dervish cap with floral motifs and inscriptions

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Cap for a dervish; consisting of four joined sections of fulled woolen cloth. The upper two-thirds of each section is embroidered with floral motifs and the lower one-third with cartouches enclosing inscriptions. The inscriptions in each of the four sections differ. One cartouche contains the...

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Inscription

The poem on this cap exalts a dervish's poverty:

Provenance

Gift of Margaret and Eric Schroeder, Mar. 27, 1996.

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret and Eric Schroeder

Persian, Qajar Dynasty, H. 1242 (1826–27)

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

22.9 x 59.1 cm (9 x 23.25 in.)

Accession Number

1996.56

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk; wool plain weave, filled with embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes