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Skull Cap

ca. 1855 (made)
Place of origin

Cotton ground with coiled and couched with silver-wrapped thread (tilla work) all over. The band and crown have a stylised grid pattern with a band with a couched chevron pattern around the edge. Lined with a printed cotton, probably European, of floral stripes in white, blue, green, red and orange.

Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Skull cap, cotton covered with couched metal-wrapped thread, Hyderabad, c.1855; Textiles; Hats and Headwear
Physical description
Cotton ground with coiled and couched with silver-wrapped thread (tilla work) all over. The band and crown have a stylised grid pattern with a band with a couched chevron pattern around the edge. Lined with a printed cotton, probably European, of floral stripes in white, blue, green, red and orange.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.5cm
  • Diameter: 17cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 17] '0493. SKULL CAP. Gold embroidered, lined with chintz. Hyderabad. 4039'. Slip book entry 4039: '6 Skull Caps / Hyderabad / 55 / Emb'd with Gold'
Other number
4039 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
0493(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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