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Woman's head cover of red cotton net, diagonal bands of floral meanders, floral sprays between the bands and one large buta in each corner, all worked in applied silver-gilt strip and sequins, silver-gilt wrapped thread embroidery, and red glass beads. Borders embellished with fancy trimming made up of flat and crimped silver-gilt gota, green silk with applied silver-gilt sequins, crimped metal strip and silver-gilt-wrapped thread embroidery, and an alternating silver and silver-gilt inner fringe. Short ends finished with alternating silver and silver-gilt fringe.
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Object history note
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 15] '0428. SCARF. Embroidered with gold and silver; Delhi. 4108'. Slip book entry: 'Net Scarf / Delhi / 55 / Diagonal Stripes of Gold Flowers, Pine Corners, with Gold & Silver Fringe'.
Head cover, red net with silver-gilt embellishments and fringe, Delhi, c.1855; Textiles; Women's Clothes
Cotton net; Sequins; Metal strip; Tinsel ribbon; Silk
Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; Women's clothes; India Museum
South & South East Asia Collection