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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, German.

Name of Object:

Turban cap

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 10th century (?) / AD 16th century (?)

Museum Inventory Number:

AM_PA_568

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Felt

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ottomans


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