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Girdle

  • Place of origin:

    Bhutan (acquired in Darjeeling, but described in slip book as 'wild silk chuddar of Bootan'., made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Eri silk, woven and embroidered

  • Museum number:

    5092(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Bhutan (acquired in Darjeeling, but described in slip book as 'wild silk chuddar of Bootan'., made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Eri silk, woven and embroidered

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

Dimensions

Length: 292 cm including fringes approx., Width: 34.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, girdle of eri silk, Bhutan, ca. 1855.

Materials

Eri silk

Techniques

Woven; Embroidered

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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