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Hat

mid 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This cap has quilted sides, and is lined with coarse cotton. An accompanying label from the Paris exhibition of 1855 where it was bought states that it was of a type given to young men at their marriage engagement. The Himalyan foothills have a strong tradition of cap wearing among both men and women.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed striped cotton
Brief Description
Cotton cap, Punjab Hills, mid 19th century
Physical Description
This cap has quilted sides, and is lined with coarse cotton. An accompanying label from the Paris exhibition of 1855 where it was bought states that it was of a type given to young men at their marriage engagement. The Himalyan foothills have a strong tradition of cap wearing among both men and women.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 17.8cm
  • Height: 5.3cm
Production
Punjab Hills
Bibliographic Reference
Hats from India / Rosemary Crill. [London]: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 Number: 0948107308p.38, cat. no. 17
Collection
Accession Number
5751(IS)

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record createdMarch 18, 2003
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