About this object

A conical hat made from quilted cotton. The hat is made from four triangular pieces of quilted fabric sewn together, that have been quilted in vertical lines with five horitonal lines at the bottom edge. The whole of the exterior has then been couched with gold covered cotton thread. The interior shows a Russian trade cloth in a paisley pattern of beige, red, green and white.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Gold; Textile Cotton; Yarn Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    226 mm x 265 mm; 8 7/8 in x 10 7/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Although not confirmed the style of hat suggests that Younghusband collected this item while in Kashgar, although hats of a very similar style are also worn in Kashmir. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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