Part of a lot purchased together which includes a woman’s ensemble –blouse, pair of trousers and a jacket (ZI2020.500741 ASIA, ZI2020.500741a ASIA, ZI2020.500741b ASIA) and six other pieces not related to the ensemble (ZI2020.500741c ASIA, ZI2020.500741e ASIA, ZI2020.500741f ASIA, ZI2020.500741g ASIA, ZI2020.500741h ASIA, ZI2020.500741i ASIA).
This orange linen under turban fabric was purchased by Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli from Kerry Taylor Auctions, London in 2020 to be added to The Zay Initiative Collection.
This is a square piece of thick orange linen cloth with two ribbons of cotton attached to one corner. This is possibly a man’s headband (patako/ patka) that is worn underneath a turban (pag) in the Indian subcontinent.
This piece is possibly from the Sindh region of the subcontinent and judging from its colour and other accompanying articles bought in the same lot, it could have been part of a Muslim man’s ceremonial, possibly wedding attire.