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Girdle

ca. 1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Complete girdle of red dyed eri silk with white and grey vertical stripes, and white and grey embroidered bands at each end. There are long fringes at both ends.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Eri silk, woven and embroidered
Brief Description
Textile, girdle of eri silk, Bhutan, ca. 1855.
Physical Description
Complete girdle of red dyed eri silk with white and grey vertical stripes, and white and grey embroidered bands at each end. There are long fringes at both ends.
Dimensions
  • Including fringes length: 292cm (approx.)
  • Width: 34.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'No[?unclear] 200/28 [illegible]/1 [illegible] Endi/Chuda[end of word illegible] of/3 breadths/2 Red & 1 White'/6/8/[illegible]' (paper label stuck to object, handwritten in ink)
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Other Number
3334 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
5092(IS)

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record createdSeptember 28, 2004
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