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Hair ornament

Hair ornament

  • Place of origin:

    Nilgiri Hills (Udagamandalam, made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cowrie shells, cotton thread and silver

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Oppi Untracht

  • Museum number:

    IS.106-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two fabric discs with cowrie shells sewn onto them, linked by black threads twisted into a rope encased by cast silver elements. The largest silver element is in the centre and is of a form resembling an indigenous carambola fruit.

Place of Origin

Nilgiri Hills (Udagamandalam, made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cowrie shells, cotton thread and silver

Dimensions

Length: 133 cm, Weight: 1,255 g

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in Untracht, Oppi, Traditonal Indian Jewelry, Thames and Hudson, London, fig. 468, p.227

Materials

Cowrie shells; Cotton thread

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Textiles; Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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