About this object

A domed hat made up of triangular, yellow brocade silk panels that form the cap. The wide, upturned brim is edged in red and yellow, while the main body is black and decorated with embroidered lotus flowers and foliage. A red silk twisted knot acts as a finial.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Paper Cardboard; Damask
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 320 mm x 230 mm; 6 1/8 in x 12 5/8 in x 9 1/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 60: Coloured hat (Tro-zha) said to be like the hat worn by Padma Sambhava and now worn by Maharaja or Councillors, but not by persons below. Can be worn with the robe described above (robe not yet identified). Curator's note: Although the entry for this hat does not give any provenance details it is entered into the catalogue with a group of objects that was clearly acquired during the Bhutan Treaty Mission of 1910. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell ( Collector)

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  • List of Curios

    Bell, Charles Alfred

    Author: Bell, Charles Alfred
    Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance (including where and who he acquired from) and the person responsible for giving him the information. The process of writing the inventory began in December 1912 and continued until the late 1930s.

  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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