Afghan man's Muslim prayer cap

image 1991-252

Object

Cap

Title

Afghan man's Muslim prayer cap

Production date

1940 = 1950

Material

Cotton

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 75mm
Diameter (Whole): 145mm

Description

This is an Afghan prayer cap used by an Afghan refugee in Pakistan in the 1980s. It is made of multicoloured cotton embroidery. In the 1980s there were a very large numbers of Afghan refugees throughout Pakistan as a result of the Soviet Union's 'military intervention' (i.e. war) in Afghanistan, so Afghan styles of dress became widespread. There is another Afghan man's prayer cap from Pakistan in the Museum's collection, see catalogue number 1987.138.

Object number

1991.252

On display?

No

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