Not currently on display at the V&A

Cap

1855 (made)
Place of origin

Cap, made up of four triangular pieces, with a lower band. Cotton net with crescent and floral designs in pieces of metal, surrounded by twisted and crimped metal-strip, with pieces of red and green coloured glass. Bottom band of green silk with crimped metal strip and domed sequins (katori). Unlined.

Object details

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Brief description
Pointed cap, cotton net with applied metal decoration, edged with green silk border, Chennai, 1855; Textiles; Accessories; Hats and Headwear; Embroidery; Clothing
Physical description
Cap, made up of four triangular pieces, with a lower band. Cotton net with crescent and floral designs in pieces of metal, surrounded by twisted and crimped metal-strip, with pieces of red and green coloured glass. Bottom band of green silk with crimped metal strip and domed sequins (katori). Unlined.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 17cm
  • Height: 13cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 13] '0358. SKULL CAP. Gold and silver embroidery on net; Madras. 11699'
Other number
11699 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
0358(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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