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Garment

Garment

  • Place of origin:

    Kutch (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin

  • Museum number:

    800-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Although the 1852 Museum Inventory says this piece is from Kutch, Gujarat , it was probably made for Parsis in Bombay (Mumbai), the descendents of Zoroastrians who emigrated to the Indian subcontinent from Persia over 1,000 years ago. A substantial Parsi community developed in Mumbai, successful in business and maintaining distinctive traditions including dress. The Jubla was worn by young women, with loose trousers and a round embroidered cap.

Physical description

Uncut piece for Parsi girl's blouse (jubla). Black satin embroidered with yellow and white flowers.

Place of Origin

Kutch (possibly, made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin

Dimensions

Width: 66 cm, Length: 137 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the 1851 Exhibition for £2.

Descriptive line

Garment piece, embroidered satin, early 19th century

Materials

Satin

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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