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Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin with floss silks, lined with cotton

  • Museum number:

    IS.135-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat of embroidered satin with floss silks. Embroidered in chain stitch. Lined with cotton. Decorated with flowers and stems.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin with floss silks, lined with cotton

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 cm, Length: 14 in, Width: 8.5 in including flap

Object history note

The motifs used in the 20th century show Mughal influence, especially the single flowering plants seen on this cap. The unusual shape of the hat suggests festival wear; the vestigial flap at the back is more for decoration than everyday protection from the sun.

Descriptive line

Hat of embroidered satin with floss silks, Gujarat, 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.35, cat. no. 13
Hats from India / Rosemary Crill. [London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 Number: 0948107308

Production Note

Kutch

Materials

Silk; Satin

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Hats & headwear; Embroidery; Clothing; Textiles; Accessories

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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