Adjustable leather cap for Ayurvedic Shirovasti therapy, India, 2005

Made:
2005 in Coimbatore
maker:
The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Limited

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Clay shirodhara pot, 2005-679 and Leather cap, 2005-681, for shirovasthi therapy. Front view. Pot suspended above cap
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Clay shirodhara pot, 2005-679 and Leather cap, 2005-681, for shirovasthi therapy. Front view. Dark grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Leather cap for shirovasthi therapy. High front view. Dark grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Adjustable leather cap, used during Ayurvedic Shirovasthi therapy, manufactured by The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Ltd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, c2005.

An adjustable leather cap used to keep in place warm medicated oil that is poured onto the top of the head during Ayurvedic shirovasthi therapy. This treatment is used for many health problems including headaches, facial paralysis and reducing hair loss.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
2005-681
Materials:
cotton (textile), leather, metal (unknown), nylon
type:
cap - headgear
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • headgear
status:
Permanent collection

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