Warren Hastings’ gloves

On display

Crocheted in fine wool, this pair of patterned short gloves formerly belonged to Warren Hastings (1732-1818), who became the first Governor-General of Bengal in 1773. Born in Oxfordshire in 1732 to a poor family, Hastings worked for the British East India Company and worked his way up through the ranks.


  • Title

    Warren Hastings’ gloves

  • Associated place

    India (place of creation)
    Kashmir (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1780
  • Material and technique

    wool, dyed, and crocheted

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    each glove 18 x 14 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by J. R. Harris, 1933.

  • Museum location

    refer to individual records

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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