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  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and cotton (<i>mashru</i> fabric), with brocaded design

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of woven silk and cotton (mashru fabric), pale orange, brocaded with a flower sprig in light green and silver (silver mostly worn away, exposing its core of yellow silk). Outlined in dark blue.

Place of Origin

Deccan (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and cotton (mashru fabric), with brocaded design


Length: 5 cm approx., Width: 5 cm approx., Length: 2 cm sprig, Width: 1.6 cm sprig

Object history note

From a collection of textile fragments (IS.6 to IS.33-1972), samples from the many quilted interlinings of a jacket, part of the 'Rich War Dress' of Tipu Sahib, Sultan of Mysore. This jacket was among the trophies of Seringapatam (Sriringapatna) presented to the Crown by Lord Wellesley in 1799. Samples removed during 1971 conservation of the jacket.

Registered File number 1972/71.

Descriptive line

Fragment, from Tipu war dress, woven silk and cotton (mashru fabric), with brocaded design, Deccan, India, 18th century


Silk thread; Cotton thread


Satin weave; Brocading

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Clothing


South & South East Asia Collection

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