This embroidered silk crown, still in excellent condition, would have been made for a Tibetan Lama. The stitch was embroidered with two needles of thread instead of one, adding to the rarity of this piece. For similar crowns see Chinese Textiles, Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 5 - 23 December, 1994, p. 47, cat. nos. 46 and 47 and Chinese and Central Asian Textiles: Selected articles from Orientations 1983 - 1997, 1998, p. 44, fig. 5.