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  • Place of origin:

    Jodhpur (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1855 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Headcover or shawl, red muslin with double stripes and wide borders of applied metal and silk (gota) ribbon woven with double borders of black spots. One interior border edge is lined with a tinsel fringe. Both ends are trimmed with a string of tinsel covered beads and fringe.

Place of Origin

Jodhpur (made)


c. 1855 (made)


Length: 290 cm, Width: 155 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 22] '0617. MUSLIN SCARF. Crimson and gold border; Jodhpore. 4130'. Slip book entry 4130: 'Coloured Muslin Scarf / Jodhpore / 55 / Red coloured Emb'd with Gold Ribbon & Gold Fringe'

Descriptive line

Headcover or shawl, red muslin with applied gold and silk ribbon, Jodhpur, ca. 1855; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Tinsel ribbon


Applied work


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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