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1855 (made)
Place of origin

Boy's robe (jama), cotton with silk edging and gold thread,

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Cotton, with silk edging and gold thread
Brief description
Boy's robe (jama), cotton with silk edging and gold thread, Lahore, Pakistan, ca.1855.
Physical description
Boy's robe (jama), cotton with silk edging and gold thread,
  • Height: 1105mm
  • From sleeve end to sleeve end width: 1615mm (Note: Measurements taken from Maharajas touring exhibition loan file)
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Slip book entry 3766: 'Male Clothing / Lahore / 55 / Cashmere Choga / White Robe & Red Satin Tunic & also Red Silk drawers Silk Strings attached'. 1880 Register entry: '05643. CHOGA. Scarlet cashmere, embroidered with gold. Robe, white muslin, embroidered with gold. Tunic, red satin. "Pyjamas," striped red silk with silk strings; Lahore"
Associated objects
Bibliographic references
  • Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917. pps. 136-137
  • Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443 p. 104, pl. 162
Other number
3766 - India Museum Slip Book
Accession number

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Record createdNovember 8, 2002
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