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Skull Cap

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    c.1872 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skull cap, made up of two parts, band and crown. Red cotton quilted, embroidered with white, blue, and brown wool in buttonhole stitch, in design in diamond shapes within a star outline. Bottom border edged with white wool in small crosses, and blue wool in blanket stitch.

Place of Origin

Sindh (Probably, made)


c.1872 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

Paper label, undeciphered Persian script, numbered '77' , 'No.579', '880-72'


Diameter: 15 cm, Height: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Skull Cap, quilted red cotton with wool embroidery, probably Sindh, c.1872; Hats and Headwear, Textiles; Accessories; Clothing; Embroidery


Cotton (textile); Cotton (thread)


Embroidery; Quilting


Textiles; Clothing; Accessories; Hats & headwear; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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