Skinner's Horse


Indian Officers, 1884


At this time the Indian officers wear the Sam Browne belt and not the pouchbelt. This looks like a winter uniform because the collar and cuffs are of astrakan. The kurta itself is yellow without the black cloth down the front that came later, only thin gold braid and red piping either side of the buttons. There are no badges of rank on the shoulder chains, only a gilt 1 and BC monogram. The same badge appears in silver on the beltplate. The cummerbund is red with yellow and black stripes. The turban is also red with gold and black stripes and a gold kullah. Puttees are worn instead of boots. The figure with a white turban and glasses sitting on the right is the regimental clerk.


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by Stephen Luscombe