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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and cotton tissue; metal strips, metal foil and metal spangles (chumkis).

  • Museum number:

    IS.2126-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This type of embroidery, known as zardozi or 'gold embroidery', used different forms of metal thread, shaped pieces of metal foil and hammered coloured metal spangles (chumkis). This example has green spangles which resemble pieces of beetle wing. It is very similar to the example purchased from the 1851 Exhibition (Museum no. 753-1852). It is described in the 1883 Inventory as 'Tookdy', a type of fabric or garment from Hyderabad.

Physical description

Gold tissue with flower pattern and border made of woven strips of silver and cotton wefts with applied metal strips.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (made)

Date

ca.1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold and cotton tissue; metal strips, metal foil and metal spangles (chumkis).

Dimensions

Width: 43 cm, Length: 152 cm

Object history note

This was bought for the Museum in India in 1882 by Caspar Purdon Clarke for £ 3.50 (£ 3 10s).

Descriptive line

Gold tissue, embroidered with tinsel. Hyderabad, Deccan, ca. 1880.

Materials

Cotton; Cotton; Metal; Metal

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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