Other head gear in Early Period Egypt

This is a plain weave fine linen scarf, thought to have been made between 300-600 C.E. The scarf has transverse stripes, which become narrower towards the end of the scarf, which also has a tasselled end. One end of the scarf has been gathered to fit the top of the head with decorative stitches (unfortunately not able to be seen). It also has purple ties made of wool so the scarf can be tied on under the chin. The height is 107.5 cm and the width is 21.1 cm. At the gather the scarf it is 22.5 cm from the top of the head to the purple ties. It is thought that once tied on, the rest of the scarf would be wrapped up like a turban. It is currently in the Victoria & Albert Museum.


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