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Huqqa snake cover

Huqqa snake cover

  • Place of origin:

    India (north, made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, velvet, metal strip, sequins, beetle-wings, tinsel; embroidered and applique.

  • Museum number:

    IS.1:2-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A tapering flattened tube, white cotton ground fabric, surface entirely covered with couched silver and silver-gilt strips, inset sections of green and red velvet, applied beetle-wing segments, floss silk embroidery and tinsel.

Place of Origin

India (north, made)

Date

1800-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, velvet, metal strip, sequins, beetle-wings, tinsel; embroidered and applique.

Dimensions

Length: 85.5 cm, Width: 10 cm width at widest point (one end).

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cat. no. 85, p. 235.
India's fabled city : the art of courtly Lucknow / Stephen Markel with Tushara Bindu Gude ; and contributions by Muzaffar Alam ... [et al.]. Munich ;London: Prestel, Johann Gottlieb, c2010 Number: 9783791350752 (hbk.), 3791350757 (hbk.)

Production Note

Probably from Lucknow

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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