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Skull Cap

c.1855-1879 (made)
Place of origin

Cotton ground with coiled and couched silver and silver-gilt-wrapped thread (tilla work) all over. The band has a grid pattern and the crown has a large stylised floral design. Lined with a European printed cotton of blue with orange and white flowers.

Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Skull cap covered with couched metal-wrapped thread, probably Hyderabad, c.1855-1879; Textiles; Hats and headwear
Physical description
Cotton ground with coiled and couched silver and silver-gilt-wrapped thread (tilla work) all over. The band has a grid pattern and the crown has a large stylised floral design. Lined with a European printed cotton of blue with orange and white flowers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7cm
  • Diameter: 17cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 17] '0497. SKULL CAP. Embroidered with gold and silver; Cashmere.' (No slip number given.).
Collection
Accession number
0497(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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