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Hat

20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hat of embroidered satin with floss silks. Embroidered in chain stitch. Lined with cotton. Decorated with flowers and stems.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered satin with floss silks, lined with cotton
Brief Description
Hat of embroidered satin with floss silks, Gujarat, 20th century
Physical Description
Hat of embroidered satin with floss silks. Embroidered in chain stitch. Lined with cotton. Decorated with flowers and stems.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 16.5cm
  • Length: 14in
  • Including flap width: 8.5in
Object history
The motifs used in the 20th century show Mughal influence, especially the single flowering plants seen on this cap. The unusual shape of the hat suggests festival wear; the vestigial flap at the back is more for decoration than everyday protection from the sun.
Production
Kutch
Bibliographic Reference
Hats from India / Rosemary Crill. [London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 Number: 0948107308p.35, cat. no. 13
Collection
Accession Number
IS.135-1960

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record createdMarch 18, 2003
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