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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1986M112.18
Collection:Applied Art - Costume
Date:1850 - 1920


The Southall Collection is a major collection of Palestinian Dress dating from 1900-1930. It includes garments and accessories worn by nomadic Bedouin people as well as men, women and children living in Ramallah and Bethlehem.

This skullcap made of silk thread would have been worn by adult men under turbans or by young boys on its own.

Presented as part of the Southall Collection, 1985.

Further Information

Production Period:19th/20th Century
Medium:Crocheted or knitted in twisted silk thread in black, yellow, green, purple and cream.
Place of Origin:Palestine


Depth:13.5 cm
Diameter:20 cm