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Woman's shirt (kurta)

Woman's shirt (kurta)

  • Place of origin:

    Pakistan (From the Indus Kohistan region of North-West frontier Province, Pakistan., made)

  • Date:

    1950-70 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, silk embroidery

  • Museum number:

    IS 3-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Loose-fitting cotton shirt with round neck and long sleeves, black cotton embroidered with chain stitch in silk thread, decorated with attached coins, plastic beads, metal tags, and a zip fastener at the neck.

Place of Origin

Pakistan (From the Indus Kohistan region of North-West frontier Province, Pakistan., made)


1950-70 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, silk embroidery


Length: 98 cm, Width: 156 cm

Descriptive line

Woman's shirt, cotton embroidered with silk and other decorations, Pakistan, Indus Kohsitan, mid-20th century.

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

p. 22, cat. no. 132, ill. p. 131
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)
Dress in detail from around the world / Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson ; with contributions from Anna Jackson and Charlotte Horlyck ; photographs by Richard Davis, drawings by Leonie Davis. London: V&A Publications, 2002 Number: 1851773770 (hbk), 1851773789 (pbk)
p. 125, ill. pl. 200
Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443


Cotton; Silk




Clothing; Embroidery; Women's clothes; Textiles


South & South East Asia Collection

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