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Turban Box
Kashmir
19th century
Dimensions: 28.5cm high; 27.5 max. diam.

Papier-machÈ, polychrome-painted, of decagonal form with domed lid, the exterior decorated with figures, animals and mythical beasts.

Kashmir became famous during the 19th century for its finely-painted papier-machÈ work, a technique with origins in Persia; the decorative motifs here combine Hindu, Mughal and Persian influences.

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