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tahgia or tegia (skullcap)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • tahgia or tegia (skullcap), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • cotton thread, crocheting, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: approximately 15 cm
    Object Diameter: approximately 5 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0811
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Description

This is a men's orange, fitted brimless hat. It has open stitches with a subtle zigzag.

This may be worn alone or under a turban. Orange is an unusual color, because most of the Hawazma men wore muted colors.

It would be "tegia" in the Sudanese dialect.