Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Oxford Crown Decoration


This embellished handmade Crown decoration is based on St. Edward’s Crown, a golden headpiece made in 1661 from gold and 444 precious stones, now housed in the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels.

This decoration has been hand made in India by St Nicolas using the traditional rare and respected method of zardozi. Zardozi is a highly skilled embroidery technique that traditionally used gold wires and jewels to embellish courtly robes.

Materials: Crushed velvet with zari thread

Dimensions: 10cm x 8 cm