Royal cap

The use of gold ribbon called gota is associated with the region of Rajasthan. Although most often used for embellishment in a variety of ways on women’s clothing, gota has been used as turban borders and, as in this case, as ornamentation for a cap. Apart from using gota as borders, the ribbons are also often folded and stitched in small pieces to create designs like flowers and leaves.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Shekhawati region, Rajasthan, India
Dimension
Object size: 19.0 x 26.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-00288
Material
Silk, gold cloth
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Garments and Accessories