About this object

A cap or doppa made from four triangles of quilted red silk, with large embroidery motifs (abstract butis / flowers / seeds) of a similar style on each of the four areas. The band is woven (or possibly embroidered on canvas) in shades of indigo blue. The different sections of the interior are covered with various pieces of Russian trade cloth in pink, reds, blacks and blues.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Yarn Cotton; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    125 mm x 185 mm; 4 15/16 in x 7 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This cap has been described as Indian, Kashmiri and Ladakhi. It is difficulty to say precisely, but the style, embroidery and prescene of Russian trade cloth suggests both Kashmir and Central Asia.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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