Farshi Gharara

ca. 1920 (made)
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A long divided skirt with very full-bottomed legs, the upper part of purple silk with woven motifs of gold-wrapped thread, the lower part of diagonal pink and green silk panels. Plain red cotton waistband; pink silk ezarband in sprang technique.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, woven, pieced, interlaced (sprang)
Brief Description
Farshi gharara, divided skirt of purple, green and pink silk, Lucknow, ca.1920.
Physical Description
A long divided skirt with very full-bottomed legs, the upper part of purple silk with woven motifs of gold-wrapped thread, the lower part of diagonal pink and green silk panels. Plain red cotton waistband; pink silk ezarband in sprang technique.
Dimensions
  • Max length length: 157cm
  • Circ. of hem of r leg circumference: 362cm
  • Circ. of hem of l leg circumference: 374cm
Credit line
Given by Princess Naheed Mazharuddin Khan of Surat, in memory of her mother, Qamar Ahmad
Collection
Accession Number
IS.6-2010

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record createdJune 24, 2010
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