Boy's round cap (taqiyya) made of two types of red striped starched cotton called 'Suri silk' and lined with plain white cotton. Hand-embroidered on the top and edges with silver and golden metallic thread with a combination of stitches. Includes a cotton strap that fastens under the chin. For a boy of 5-6 years old. To be worn with matching tunic (dishdasha) (2011,6003.19).
- Found/Acquired: Sur
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman,Ash Sharqiyah,Sur)
- Diameter: 17 centimetres (top of cap)
- Height: 12 centimetres
Presented as part of a gift of textiles and silver artefacts to the British Museum on the occasion of the exhibition 'Adornment and Identity: Jewellery and Costume from Oman' by His Excellency Mohammed Al Tobi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman, at the opening reception on 26/01/11.
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Object reference number: RRM43973
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