• The Hunt Falcon Hoods

    The Hunt Falcon Hoods

    Falcon Hoods

These elaborately decorated hoods detail the importance and stature of the falcons who wore them, as well as the royal sport of falconry.

Far removed from the humbler fabric or leather hoods worn by lesser pet birds, these exquisite examples of fine metalwork - including gold, silver, and precious enamels - are clearly objects of display, as well as practical equipment.

British Raj (Rajput), India, 1900

Silk and Gold JE.67.1997.1&2

Enamelled silver with copper and gold JE.68.1997.1&2