detail of musician from 16th c. Persian painting.
This awesome little guy with the crazy hat is from a series of 16th c. Persian paintings. A friend on Facebook sent me a link. I haven't explored this site yet, but it looks like a delightful rabbit-hole. I have seen some images from this series redrawn in some of the Dover books, but this is the first time I've seen the whole series. You always have to be careful using allegorical scenes as costume documentation, but I really love this hat. I have seen portraits with this sort of hat without the angled top and I have seen the occasional use of diagonal stripes on shalwar cuffs and a couple of caftans.