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Skull cap

  • Place of origin:

    Punjab (Possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c.1855-1879 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skull cap, made up of two parts, a crown and a band. Crown of red felted wool, with inner layer of red felt. Band of coarse blue cotton embroidered with two rows of stylised floral motifs in satin stitch using red green yellow and white floss silk. Band lined with coarse undyed cotton.

Place of Origin

Punjab (Possibly, made)


c.1855-1879 (made)


Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter: 17 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register entry: 'BOX No. 4 4705 to 4729. SPECIMENS of Embroidery, etc.'

Descriptive line

Skull cap, red wool crown with blue embroidered band, possibly Panjab, c.1855-1879; Textiles; Hats and Headwear; Embroidery


Wool (textile); Felt; Cotton (textile); Floss silk




Textiles; Hats & headwear; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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