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Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Kincob (brocaded silk) on a cardboard base

  • Museum number:

    5742(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Known as 'Sindhi topi' or 'serai topi', these unusual hats were usually made in brightly coloured velvets or flamboyant brocades, as here, always with the contrasting panels at centre back and front of the drum. They were worn throughout the 19th century by Muslims in Sind. Originally monopolised by government officials and lawyers, the style also filtered down to other classes of society.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Kincob (brocaded silk) on a cardboard base

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 cm top, Height: 11.5 cm

Descriptive line

Sidhi Topi hat, Sind Pakistan, Mid 19th Century.

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

p. 58, cat. no. 40
Hats from India / Rosemary Crill. [London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 Number: 0948107308

Materials

Silk brocade

Techniques

Brocading

Categories

Hats & headwear; Textiles; Accessories; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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