Pashtun man's Muslim prayer cap

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Object

Cap

Title

Pashtun man's Muslim prayer cap

Production date

1986

Material

Cotton

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 71mm
Circumference (Whole): 171mm

Description

A man's Muslim prayer cap, from the Pashtun (Pathan) ethnic group, who are primarily from north-west Pakistan and central-eastern Afghanistan. Such headwear is an important component of religious and cultural dress in the region. It was purchased by a Hackney resident from an Afghan street trader in the northern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi in the mid 1980s.

Associated place

Pakistan
Afghanistan

Object number

1987.135

On display?

Yes

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