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Circular cap made up of a crown and a band. Red wool ground embroidered all over with woollen yarn in floral and tree motifs in pink, yellow, blue, green, white, purple, orange and black. Crown is inset inside band . Lined with red cotton.
Place of Origin
Diameter: 18 cm, Height: 8 cm
Object history note
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: 'BOX No. 116. 8052-8083. Cashmere Shawls, Chogas, etc.'. Slip book entry 3522: 'Cashmere Cap for Smokers / Loodhiana / 55 / Needlework Emb'd'
Smoking cap, embroidered wool, Ludhiana, c.1855; Textiles; Hats and headwear
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
p,51, cat. no 35
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)
Hats & headwear; Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project
South & South East Asia Collection