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British Empire & Commonwealth (T/SIER/5)
Cap - four panels of a black, white, grey, yellow or tan fabric in striped fabric, heavy cotton. Four panels each embroidered with a yellow leaf pattern with matching yellow tassle hanging at cord at centre of crown. Lined in plain calico. Very contemporary style.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/594)
Cap - man’s hat in dark blue velvet with gold embroidery, wreath in the centre of the circular crown, heavy foliage covering the side panel. Lined in a print cotton cloth. Yoruba. 'Given by Lady Emerson'.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/621)
Man’s hat or cap, crotchet in black cotton, circular crown and straight sided. Style that can fold flat.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/622)
Nigerian hat or cap - mushroom-shaped with a wide circular crown and brim narrowing to tubular sides. Crochet with a cloth circle in the centre of the crown. Crochet radiating out from crown in a broad green and narrow red, yellow concentric circles. Underside of brim and side of hat in natural cotton and navy blue wool with a bottom band of the orange and yellow stripe. Finished with a small yellow tassel.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/660)
Mushroom shaped hat - central navy cloth circle on the crown with crochet concentric centre of navy and orange. Outer navy circle has white papercut figures.The brim narrows into straight sides which are bands of open navy crochet and tight natural crochet with a bottom band in orange. Finished with a tassel.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/664)
Man’s hat - tall, made of narrow strip, indigo cloth. Circular crown with deep straight sides stitched at edge. Embroidered in rust and white cotton. In centre of crown is a northern knot with concentric circles around it. Three rows of embroidery around the sides - narrow interwoven band near the top, interwoven diamonds in the centre, and at bottom there are northern knots and interlaced circles. Lined in pale blue cotton. Embroidery stitches goes straight through the lining.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/663)
A man’s hat, probably Hausa - black velour circular crown. Embroidered all over with a northern knot motif in a pink and pale yellow/green, and yellow silk or rayon thread in chain stitch. Deep straight sides embroidered in two rows of panels between complex interlace patterns in pink and pale green, cross patterns in yellow with a band around the rim of circles in pale green. Probably machine embroidered. Lined in green cotton gingham.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/665)
Man’s hat - tall, striped narrow cloth in blue, beige, white and yellow stripes. Circular crown with tall, straight sides attached which are cut on the cross, no seam, lined in a pale blue cotton brocade.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/AFRI/77)
Man’s hat, made with two different printed cottons - most of the crown is covered in a multicoloured print on an indigo background with a central star and concentric circles. The straight sides are made in an orange and indigo cloth with a pattern. Plain calico lining.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/AFRI/78)
Muslim hat in white felted wool, machine embroidered with gold crescent moons and multicoloured paisley pattern. An almost identical hat is T/NIGE/622. Damage from moths visible.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2001/006/003)
Female model costume doll from Nazareth. The body made from wood and the hands from leather. The doll is dressed in local costume of hand embroidered black wool. The head dress is patterned fabric and she carries a bundle of sticks. Jointed legs. Wooden body with large pointed feet. Arms are made from wire.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2001/006/002)
Female model costume doll from Israel. The body is made of a rigid form covered with flesh coloured foam /plastic. The doll is dressed in national dress of red top, black skirt and lace headdress. Mounted on a wooden plinth which has a paper label. "HAND MADE IN ISRAEL" In front of the doll is a wooden table covered with a lace edged cloth and two small candles.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2010/231/001)
Police tin helmet from Palestine with a rubberised canvas inner hat, khaki coloured with canvas chin strap.
British Empire & Commonwealth (1996/045/014)
Chin strap for the Indian Civil Service - gold coloured, chain mail, on a cream leather backing.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2001/027/012)
2 smooth dark brown leather straps (a,b) with hole and slot for attachment.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2001/027/014)
Leather cap band with hole and slit for attachment to cap.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2008/014/197)
Thin leather wrist band with loop and buckle for adjustment.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/STVI/11)
Textile panel with white cotton with underwater tropical fish image in bright colours, hand-printed by 'Sprot Ties, St Vincent, West Indies SSP'.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2008/024/025a-c)
Indian Cavalry Officer's khulla and lungi. 2008/024/025a - Length of gold coloured cotton fabric. One end has a wide border of horizontal woven stripes of varying widths in navy, cream and gold thread. This edge has a short knotted fringe of self threads and some gold (bullion). b) Smaller length of fine cotton (Lungi), warp in brown. Stripes in black, white, and gold thread of varying patterns and widths. Fringed end on the cotton strip which has gold thread cut into it. Cut from longer piece. Machine sown across top. c) Small rounded cap, gold thread on top part, red cotton drill at bottom with horizontal and vertical ribbing, lined with black leatherette around edge and maroon purple brocade inside.
British Empire & Commonwealth (A/UNKN/96), Animals
Animals Cartoon style study of three animals, ?horse and foal (with umbrella) with spotted coats, rider on horse with crocodile head, all facing left, and an ?insect with 8 legs top left. All in colours of pink, orange and red. Ink, marker pen and scored on the plywood (pyrography). Signed on back JAD 84 Artist: Anthony Jadunath
British Empire & Commonwealth (A/UNKN/95), Elephant
Elephant Cartoon style study of elephant in profile and other animal - cat? - in colours of red, pink and orange. Elephant outlined in pyrography or an incised line in the wood, the other animal drawn in black outline. Decorative spotted background border at top. Ink, marker pen and scored outline on wood. Signed on back JAD 84 Artist: Anthony Jadunath
British Empire & Commonwealth (A/UNKN/94), Rabbit
Rabbit Cartoon style study of rabbit facing left with small man and house on his back. Rabbit outlined in pyrography or incised line, with red and black circles and dashes covering body. Sitting on the roof of a house with two windows, cat faces drawn in the corners in black ink. In colours of pink, red and orange. Ink, marker pen and scored outline on plywood. 'Outsider Art'. Signed on back JAD 84 Artist: Anthony Jadunath
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/NIGE/30)
Pot by Ladi Kwali, Abuja pottery, spherical, thin neck with flared rim, incised patterns, light blue, glazed.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/054)
Swahili textile from ?Tanzania/Tanganyika, a Kanga or Kanika. Cotton, two lengths uncut with a green strip between them with white dots showing the cutting lines. Rectangular shaped and printed in black and green on a white ground with two identical 1655mm panels, side by side. In the centre of the panels is a black and green Africa shaped motif with a mountain and a hand holding a flaming torch. Underneath is the wording 'TANZANIA REPUBLIC DAY 1966'. The background has a black, green and white design. The border is striped with paisley shaped motifs. On the green selvedge are the words - "CHINA KHANGA-SOLE IMPORTERS COSATA-INTRATA"
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/057)
Material from Palaung. Cotton cloth, weft striped in blue and umber with a yellow selvedge but three narrow webs sewn together to make a skirt length. Handsewn seam at the back.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/058)
Material from Palaung. Three lengths stitched together with a yellow selvedge top and bottom. A seam handstitched makes a tubular skirt. Tear on one side.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/059)
Shan textile - waistband or shawl, long, woollen with two areas of warp striped pattern at each end in bands of white silver, green, puce and umber with two bands of geometric diamond pattern with gold thread and golden coloured thread, almost identical each end.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/061)
Kachin textile a,b. b) Six panels of design in alternating colours. Floating weft on a natural cotton ground. Cut ends with a very short fringe. a) not found.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/062)
Kachin textile (a,b) a) Rectangular woven cloth - natural coloured ground with terracotta and black floating weft, geometric design in stripes along the length of the fabric. 6 panels in alternating patterns. Terracotta dye shows signs of bleeding. Could be a waist band, belt or table runner. b) Strip of hand woven cloth probably made on a back strap loom. Natural cotton ground with panels of floating weft design in black and burgundy - divided into 14 patterns in alternating colours, 8 columns with an alternating design of diamonds and geometric blocks. Burgundy has bled with washing. Cut ends with a short fringing.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2000/037/071)
Prayer beads and wrapper (a,b). South East Asia script. Leave on wrapper from the Bo tree (suggests it's linked to Buddhism). Probably plastic beads.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2006/087/055)
Bag from the Shan people of Burma. Rectangular bag of woven or embroidered panels of black cotton fabric with a geometric 'Greek key' pattern in dark red with dimaonds and geometric patterns in blue, yellow, pink, green. The side panel becomes a wide plain black shoulder band and ends in black fringing. Front is covered in panels of red fabric with inset motifs covering the brocaded fabric of the bag. From the red fabric panels there are seed beads with black pompoms to which are attached long tassels of red woven tape with a pink pompom at the top. Between the fabric strips are two strings of white beads ending in a pink and green pompom. Tied to the shoulder band are two pieces of embroidered cloth with pattern at each end and a plain central section which is knotted around shoulder band - one in natural cotton with dark red and black design, the other in black cotton with a multicoloured design. Both have tasslels with pink, green and blue pompoms attached with strings of white beads. b)10 detached tassels.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2010/229/001)
British Police in Palestine baton, in turned wood, hand grip grooved for extra secure grip, hole for leather thong, long tapered baton with a rounded end.
British Empire & Commonwealth (2010/230/001)
WW2 Palestine 1941 Australian Commonwealth Military Force embroidered rectangular cushion cover. Front of cushion is made of mauve satin embroidered in chain stitch in artificial silks. In the centre is a domed building in front of which is a camel, a crown and a leaf pattern. Below this is embroidered 'Australian Commonwealth Military Force'. Above the building are palm trees to the sides and the words 'Palestine 1941 Mosque of Omar'. The cushion has an orange fringe. The back of the cushion is made of white calico.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/BARB/20)
Long length of narrow cotton sheeting which has been wax dyed in black and pink in abstract design, signed ‘Joyce Daniel, 1986.’
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/INDI/335)
Cotton coverlet. Rectangular. Quilted all over with running stitch with an embroidered pattern of flowers in three central panels and a floral border. Fish on one short end, elephants on the other.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/INDI/360 b)
Length of handpainted, glazed cotton cloth with a border of grapes along each selvage. Bands across the cloth with alternating dark red and white background with grapes and foliage. One end has triangles filled with flowers and foliage, the other end has a row of paisley shapes with flowers and foliage, all dark red, green and blue. An old label ‘hand painted cotton cloth from Naliopolem, Madras residency, 11/14/92.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/INDI/361)
Wrapper or sarong. Striped cotton cloth in blues, greens and purples. From Patna, West India. Given by a Miss D Hartley, 21st August 1973.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/INDI/362)
Sari? possibly for a child as very short. Dark red. Plain cotton weave with one end of wide and narrow gold/red stripes.
British Empire & Commonwealth (T/INDI/363)
Length of fine cotton cloth, Paithan Pagri, from Hyderabad. Mauve with gold thread at each end. Narrow strip at one end and a broad strip at the other in gold thread. Torn note which reads – ‘Six. Fine surat crimson p?. Width 18inces 21 cub. With 22 massas paithan, real gold thread. Cost rupees 30/10.
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