Cap with fleur-de-lys

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  • Catalogue text

    A blue silk cap with a linen lining has a band embroidered with crossed diagonal lines and a ?plant, as well as with gold leather strips appliquéd. The crown of the cap is divided into two halves, each with a circle containing a star, and gold appliqué.

    The design of the band is mainly defined by quilting. The original accession card suggests that the cap is 19th century, possibly from North Africa.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Ellis, Marianne, Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, in association with Greenville: Curious Works Press, 2001), no. 64 on p. 92, p. 10, illus. p. 92

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i p. 15 n. 2, vol. i

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