Not currently on display at the V&A

Cap

ca. 1855 (made)
Place of origin

Cap, made up of two bands and four triangular crown panels. Red cotton decorated with flowers of couched metal-wrapped thread, pieces of foil, and embroidered cotton thread. Borders of blue cotton thread secured by couched metal-strip. Lined with undyed cotton.

Object details

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Brief description
Cap, red cotton embroidered with floral designs in metal-wrapped thread, sequins and blue-green cotton, Chennai, c.1855; Textiles; Hats and Headwear; Embroidery; Clothing; Accessories
Physical description
Cap, made up of two bands and four triangular crown panels. Red cotton decorated with flowers of couched metal-wrapped thread, pieces of foil, and embroidered cotton thread. Borders of blue cotton thread secured by couched metal-strip. Lined with undyed cotton.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 16.5cm
  • Height: 15.5cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Slip book entry 12490: '5 Skull Caps / Madras / 1855'
Other number
12490 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
5741(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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