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tahgia or tegia (skullcap)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • tahgia or tegia (skullcap), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • cotton
  • Object Diameter: approximately 18 cm
    Object Diameter: approximately 7 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0809

This is a men's white cloth cap with stitched bands.

This is sometimes worn under a turban. The pointed shape indicates membership in the Ansar religious movement that was active in the rebellion agains the British. Dr. Michael's "father," Hamid Hamai, was Ansar.

It would be "tegia" in the Sudanese dialect.