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tahgia or tegia (skullcap)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • tahgia or tegia (skullcap), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Tafiera, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • yarn, cloth, crocheting
  • Object Diameter: approximately 18 cm
    Object Diameter: approximately 7 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0808

This is a men's crocheted, fitted brimless off-white cap. It has tightly crocheted stitches with subtle diamond patterns near the rim. There are two bands of cloth that line the interior.

This may be worn alone or under a turban.

It would be "tegia" in the Sudanese dialect.