Crown-shaped hat

Crown-shaped hat

Cotton, lined with velvet and embroidered with sequins, tinsel, seed pearls and glass beads
Lucknow or North India
Mid 19th century
Museum no. 0348(IS)

The European concept of the crown as a symbol of kingship was adopted in the Indian courts by the Nawabs (later Kings) of Lucknow. This European style crown was likely to have been worn by a royal female or young noble