115. Sanyasi with a Turban of his own Hair

Drawing by John Lockwood Kipling
Size: 22.5 × 14 cm. Not illustrated

Father of Rudyard, John Lockwood Kipling (1837–1011) spent much of his life in India as principal of the Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Bombay. He was commissioned by the government to record the craftsmen of northern India; he designed the uniforms and decorations for the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi in 1877 where Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India; and he provided many illustrations for his son’s books. What you see in this drawing is the Rapunzel of hairstyles that no Mohican or Rasta can match.