Nobleman's cap

This cap was probably used by a Muslim nobleman. Indian muslims commonly wear head coverings called topis, especially for prayer. This topi is embellished with a type of wire embroidery called aari, with a border of zari (cloth of gold).

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Uttar Pradesh, India
Dimension
Object size: 12.0 x 22.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-00273
Material
Satin, gilt thread
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Garments and Accessories