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Apron

Apron

  • Place of origin:

    Assam (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Dyed cotton and brocaded, cowrie shell

  • Museum number:

    IS.111-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cotton apron of dyed blue indigo with red supplementary weft brocaded at the upper end. Over the decorated section is a design in cowrie shells of three vertical stripes and a circle.

Place of Origin

Assam (made)

Date

ca. 1940 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Dyed cotton and brocaded, cowrie shell

Dimensions

Length: 52 cm including fringe, Width: 15.2 cm

Object history note

Part of Archer collection (cf. IS.106-1989)

Descriptive line

Dyed and brocaded cotton apron, Assam, ca. 1940

Production Note

Apron worn by Sangtam Nagas, Naga Hills, 1940s. Archer Collection

Materials

Cotton; Cowrie shells

Techniques

Weaving; Brocading

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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