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Headcover

  • Place of origin:

    Bikaner (made)
    Bikaner (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c. 1855 (made)

  • Museum number:

    4703(IS)

  • 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)

Date

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

Dimensions

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

Materials

Cotton; Tinsel ribbon; Metal strip

Techniques

Applied work

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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