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  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (made)

  • Date:

    c.1867 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Parts of a shawl, fine pink cotton embellished with appliqué of silk and metal-strip ribbon (gota) and jewel beetle-wing cases; an appliqué of red and white cotton in the buta in the hem, and stripes in the gold floral borders; the reverse of the border is stamped in embossed gold ribbon. Fringed with gold thread.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (made)


c.1867 (made)


Length: 178 cm, Width: 87 cm, Width: 73 cm maximum, Length: 305 cm Overall original textile length, Width: 156 cm Overall original textile length

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 6445: 'Sheet wearing apparel / Doputtah / Jeypore / 1867 / no invoice price / Original nos. 2397 / Pink with gold borders and embroidery'

Descriptive line

Headcover, in four parts, pink muslin with applique in gota and beetlewings, Jaipur, c.1867; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Metal-strip; Beetle-wings


Applied work

Subjects depicted



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


South & South East Asia Collection

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