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  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold-wrapped silk thread

  • Museum number:

    9122:2/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skein of gold-wrapped thread, wrapped, with a label.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

ca. 1855-1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold-wrapped silk thread

Marks and inscriptions

'Place of manufacture Russia/Name of Article/Silver thread/Price in Decr 69. L-s-d 11-7 per ounce'
Handwritten label, attached to each object (appears to be the same on each part). Thread appears to be gold rather than silver-wrapped (probably gilded silver).

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm bundle, Width: 1.25 cm bundle

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Original price 11 pounds 7 shillings per ounce.

Historical context note

Intended for use in embellishments for textiles.

Descriptive line

Textile, skein, gold-wrapped thread, Russia, ca. 1855-1879

Materials

Silk thread; Gold-wrapped thread; Gold

Techniques

Drawn

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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