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  • Place of origin:

    Jodhpur (made)

  • Date:

    c.1879 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Isabella M. Impey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Headcover or shawl of red muslin ornamented with silver and silk ribbon (gota). For 5 feet (60 cm), equal to the width, one end is covered with silver stripes whilst for the remainder only the upper half of the width is so covered. The lower half is plain. All the borders, with the exception of the plain part, have a 'petal' motif between double and single fillets of silver. The petals are also of silver ribbon.

Place of Origin

Jodhpur (made)


c.1879 (made)


Length: 146 in, Width: 60 in, Length: 368 cm, Width: 142 cm

Object history note

Object was accessioned as a sari, but its short length indicates it is more likely to be a headcover. According to the donor, it was worn by a wide of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II (1873-1895) of Jodhpur in 1879.

Descriptive line

Headcover or shawl, red muslin with applied silver ribbon, Jodhpur, c.1879; Textile; Clothing; Women's Clothes


Cotton (textile); Tinsel ribbon


Applied work


Women's clothes; Textiles; Clothing


South & South East Asia Collection

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