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Measurements
closed 29cm x 21cm
Place of Origin
Afghanistan
Historical Period/Date
20th Century
Registration Number
2012-002
Donated/Purchased
Donated
Techniques
Surface Stitchery,
Objects
Costume - Children - Headwear,Hats,

Physical Description

Afghan child's round cap of black cotton fabric gathered in at the top to a padded knob. The sides extend down to ear flaps. There is an inserted strip of printed fabric centre front. The cap is lined with a cotton print. The whole is decorated with embroidery, some in bands of cross stitch. It is further embellished with metal buttons, metal discs, plastic buttons and glass and metal beads. A long beaded tassel in red, blue, white and yellow beads and metal snap fasteners hangs from the top knob.

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