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Bonnet

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from Persia

Postcard of Bonnet.
000-180-000-571-C
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Bonnet

This silk woman's bonnet from Persia dates to 1646, and is embroidered with coloured silk threads.

The bonnet is made of apricot coloured silk woven in twill weave. On it is depicted a young woman seated among flowering trees, woven in pink, green, white, black silks. An inscription is woven onto the bonnet in Persian naskh script, using black silk thread. It gives the date and weaver's name: '1056 AH; Mu'in Musawwir'. The lining of the bonnet is of coarse red cotton with a design of large flowers couched in silver thread.


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Online ID: 000-180-000-571-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1982.720
Date: 1646
Material: Apricot silk woven in different coloured silks. Inscription: 1056 AH; Mu'in Musawwir
Dimensions: 210 mm L x 380 mm W
What: Bonnet, woman's
Subject:
Who: Mu'in Musawwir (Maker)
Where: Persia
Event:
Description: Apricot silk bonnet woven in different colours with a design of lobed panels framing a young woman seated among trees with Persian inscription: Persia, 1646, by Mu'in Musawwir
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