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Title Cap/head-dress
Accession Number 59.213/11
Title2 Joji
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Anthropology
Object Type Anthropology
Main Material Textile
Component Material II Zari
Manufacturing Technique Stitched, embroidered
Country India
Origin Place Himachal Pradesh
Period / Year of Work 20th century CE
Dimensions Lt. 37; Wd. 11 cms
Detailed Description This head-dress consisting of an oval top and a tail descending down to the waist on the back, known in local dialect as Joji, is a special cap or head-dress of women in Chamba region, one of the great seats of art and culture. It is tailored from cloth and worked with metal thread and sequins. This piece looks like a large cobra, the hood worn over the head, and its tail trailing along the back. It is designed in a way that it tapers down to a narrow end. An occasional wear, Joji is worn along with the Peshwaz, and the two combined, make a wedding costume.
Brief Description This is a head-dress worn by women of Himachal Pradesh.