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Ribbon cord

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk, silver wire

  • Museum number:

    05874:4/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bundle of narrow ribbons of flattened silver wire edged with white silk, wound around black silk.

Place of Origin

Madras (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk, silver wire

Dimensions

Thickness: 3 mm cord approx.

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Originally one of 13 bundles, according to register description.

Historical context note

Intended for use in embellishments on textiles; slip book entry notes, 'for trimming'.

Descriptive line

Textile, ribbon cord ('sarigay kayra'), flattened silver wire, woven silk, Madras, ca. 1855

Materials

Silver wire; Silk (textile); Silver

Techniques

Woven; Drawn

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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