About this object

A topi cap from Kashmir. A red cotton ground is heavily embroidered in typical Kashmir paisley style, in golds, blacks, greens and reds. The inner edge is strengthened with a leather band and the rest of the interior is covered in a red silk-like material.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Muslim
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Yarn Silk; Skin Leather; Textile Silk; Fibre Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date collected
    1906 - 1910
  • Measurements
    63 mm x 190 mm x 190 mm; 2 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Likely to have been collected by Younghusband when he was Resident in Kashmir.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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