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  • Place of origin:

    Bikaner (made)
    Bikaner (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c. 1855 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Headcover or shawl, red muslin with stripes and wide borders of applied silver-gilt and silk (gota) ribbon and tinsel fringes along inside borders and both ends.

Place of Origin

Bikaner (made)
Bikaner (possibly, made)


c. 1855 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

Lefthand side: 'INDIA-BENGAL/No. 6374/Division. 1 Group. 7 Class. 25/Name of article. 1 Scarf/Where produced. Beekanere/Use.'

Righthand side: 'INDE-BENGALE/No. 6374/Division. Groupe. Classe./Nom de l'article/Echarpe/Ou produit Beekanere'

Original Paris Exhibition of 1855 label


Length: 290 cm, Width: 155 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Headcover or shawl, red muslin with applied gold ribbon and gold and silver fringe, Bikaner, c.1855; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Tinsel ribbon; Metal strip


Applied work


Textiles; Clothing; Bonita Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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