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Hair ornment

Museum number:
9-11183
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090011183
Alternate number:
360 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2696
Object count:
1
Description:
decoration for woman’s hair; red cotton thread, imitation gold and silver; 67 cm. Length
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad
Culture or time period:
Indian
Collector:
Renaldo "Ronald" Maduro
Collection date:
January 1970
Materials:
Cotton (textile) (red cotton threadsm, bunched into three main strands; decorated with imitation gold and silver thread; braided and tasseled at bottom)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
November 11, 1970
Context of use:
Used anytime by women for braiding into the hair, as with a hair ribbon. Made by men and women, often Muslims.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
length 67 centimeters
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