A variety of child caps can be seen across India. Such caps are used to give protection to the child from the sun, wind and cold. They are made according to the climate and choice of the people. These caps are locally known as kunchi, kantop, masho etc. The kunchi comes under the heirloom textile which is used from generation to generation in a Maharashtrian family at the time of the naming ceremony of the child. The tradition is on the verge of extinction.
This Kunchi was stitched by Indu Nene for her son in 1962 for his naming ceremony. It was also worn to her grandson in 1993 at the time of his naming ceremony. She gifted it the museum in 2013. The family heirloom textiles gifted by her also includes baby bedspreads and textiles used for religious ceremonies in her family.