Royal cap

This unusually shaped cap would have been worn by a member of one of the royal families of southern India. The silk is embellished profusely with zardozi embroidery, which was a marker of wealth and status, being an expensive and time-consuming craft.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
South India
Dimension
Object size: 19.0 x 28.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-00284
Material
Silk, wire
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Garments and Accessories