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  • Place of origin:

    Kabul (slip book entry states 'Cabool, Russia', made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold-wrapped silk thread

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Colonel Beacher.

  • Museum number:

    9124:2/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Kabul (slip book entry states 'Cabool, Russia', made)

Date

ca. 1869 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold-wrapped silk thread

Marks and inscriptions

'Place of Manufacture Russia/Name of Article Copper thread/Price in Decr 69/1 shilling per 2 ounces'
Handwritten label, attached to object.

Dimensions

Length: 17 cm skein, Width: 15 cm skein

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Original price 1 shiiling per 2 ounces.

Historical context note

Intended for use in embellishments for textiles.

Descriptive line

Textile, skein, copper-wrapped thread, Kabul, ca. 1869

Materials

Gold; Silk thread

Techniques

Drawn

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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