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Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed striped cotton

  • Museum number:

    5751(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This cap has quilted sides, and is lined with coarse cotton. An accompanying label from the Paris exhibition of 1855 where it was bought states that it was of a type given to young men at their marriage engagement. The Himalyan foothills have a strong tradition of cap wearing among both men and women.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed striped cotton

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.8 cm, Height: 5.3 cm

Descriptive line

Cotton cap, Punjab Hills, mid 19th century

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

p.38, cat. no. 17
Hats from India / Rosemary Crill. [London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 Number: 0948107308

Production Note

Punjab Hills

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Sewing

Categories

Hats & headwear; Accessories; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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