Layman's Hat (Tibet)

Layman's hat from Tibet, c. 1900. Layman's hat from Tibet, c. 1900. © The Trustees of the British Museum, acc. no. As1905,0518.24.

A hat with upturned rim, acquired in Tibet in 1905, worn by a layman and dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is housed in the British Museum, London. The crown is made of overlapping blue and black silk, with polychrome floral silk embroidery.

The outlines of the embroidered motifs are accentuated with couched metal thread. A tassel is stitched to the top. The hat measures 25.5 x 10 cm.

See also curator's comments.

British Museum online catalogue (retrieved 2 September 2016).


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