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Hegira 10th century (?) / AD 16th century (?)
This felt hat may be a typical head-covering worn by Turkish brides. The bridal headdress (külah) was always red and, depending on the bride's social status, decorated with silver and gold thread and small metal plaques. A veil (duvak) was attached to the tip of the hat with a jewelled pin.
"Turban cap" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;6;en
MWNF Working Number: AT2 06