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Dervish cap with inscriptions

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Made of four pie-shaped pieces, background of dark purple velvet, with edges embroidered with polychrome silk in minute geometric motifs, on each section, medallions with embroidered script; lined with green silk taffeta; much soiled.

Inscription

An invocation to the Prophet's son-in-law, Ali.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. George O. Clark, April 12, 1951.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George O. Clark

Persian, Qajar Dynasty, 1892–93

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.669

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd, wool and silk; wool plain weave, fulled, appliquéd with wool twill, and embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes