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  • Place of origin:

    Bharatpur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red muslin headcover or shawl, decorated with applied silver and silk ribbon (gota) in thin double stripes and wider bands at the borders with additional border of balls covered with silver thread; the borders backed with embossed and woven silver ribbon.

Place of Origin

Bharatpur (made)


ca. 1855 (made)


Length: 283 cm, Width: 159 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 3757: 'Muslin Scarf or Sheet / Birtpore / 55 / Crimson Trimmed With Silver'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Headcover, red muslin with applied silver ribbon, Bharatpur, ca. 1855; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothing


Cotton; Tinsel ribbon




Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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