Coptic Monk's Hood (Egypt) at TRC

Coptic monks hood (qalansuwa), Egypt, late 20th century. Coptic monks hood (qalansuwa), Egypt, late 20th century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2001.0248.

The Textile Research Centre (TRC) in Leiden houses a Coptic monk's hood, called a qalansuwa (TRC 2001.0248). It measures 53 by 23.5 cm and is made of synthetic material and embroidered with cotton thread. The embroidery is worked in cross stitch and herringbone stitch and show thirteen crosses.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 17 September 2016).

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