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Head cover

Head cover

  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (made)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven muslin, block printed with gum, overlaid with gold powder, with gold-wrapped thread and beads

  • Museum number:

    4483(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Three fragments of a head cover (third fragment museum number 4483(IS)) woven black muslin, block printed with gum, overlaid with gold powder (roghan), a circular medallion in the centre of the field, and borders of scrolling plants between bands of woven pink silk and gold-wrapped thread, a deep end border of floral buta, attached to a narrow band of gold coloured beads, with a purple and gold fringe.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (made)

Date

1867 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Woven muslin, block printed with gum, overlaid with gold powder, with gold-wrapped thread and beads

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Slip book entry 6446: 'Doputtah / Jeypore / no invoice price / 1867 / Original nos. 2398 / black ground with gold printing and border'

Descriptive line

Head cover (dupatta) in three parts, black muslin printed with gold (roghan) with woven borders of metal-wrapped and magenta silk and gold fringe at either end

Materials

Muslin; Gum; Metal-wrapped thread; Material

Techniques

Woven; Block printed

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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