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Turban cloth

Turban cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century-early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton muslin with silk

  • Museum number:

    IM.27-1936

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Part of a turban cloth of fine white cotton, embroidered with silk thread in chain stitch. The use of fine chain stitch suggests that it was embroidered by Mochi craftsmen from Gujarat.

Physical description

Part of a turban cloth in embroidered cotton muslin with silk in chain stitch. With small floral sprigs in yellow, crimson and green.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (possibly, made)

Date

late 17th century-early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton muslin with silk

Dimensions

Width: 19.5 cm

Descriptive line

Part of a turban cloth in embroidered cotton muslin with silk, possibly made in Gujarat, late 17th century-early 18th century

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

V&A Publication: The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule, 1982, p.97.

p.45, pl. 29
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)

Labels and date

PART OF A TURBAN CLOTH: Cotton, embroidered with silk, Mughal, 17th or early 18th century. [Nehru Gallery, 2001]

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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