Melon Peel Cap

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.)

D15 cm; H14 cm

        Called a melon peel cap, this cap is sewn together with 6 pieces of tape red cloth to form a hexagonal cone with a circular band at the bottom and a button on top. Attributed to Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of Ming dynasty, this construction signifies grand unity of all sides. The cap was in vogue from late Qing till the Republic period. This item is in black satin material finished with a black button on top. (XY)

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