Conservation: Indian jama

Follow our conservation team as they carefully clean and repair a magnificent 19th century jama – a style of garment worn by men in India for centuries. This impressive example is embellished with gold and pieces of jewel beetle-wing cases, and needed delicate conservation before it could be put on display. Watch the processes that have added decades of life to this spectacular piece.

Cite this page as: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, "Conservation: Indian jama," in Smarthistory, January 27, 2021, accessed June 14, 2024,