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Throne cover

Throne cover

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (broadcloth, made)
    Bhutan (fringe, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Broadcloth, cotton fringe

  • Museum number:

    IS.18-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Throne cover (tikhap) consisting of a British broadcloth with a Bhutan cotton fringe. The design is cut from yellow, blue, white and green strips of broadcloth applied onto a red broadcloth background. Within each corner of an outer yellow border are areas of symmetrically arranged scrollwork enclosing the central field. Between each area of scrollwork is a single flaring jewel framed within ribbons and between each jewel a phoenix grasping in its beak a sprig of vegetation. The central area is occupied by a circle enclosing an emblem in red, blue and white. This emblem is surrounded by open lotus petals in contrasting colours.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (broadcloth, made)
Bhutan (fringe, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Broadcloth, cotton fringe

Dimensions

Length: 160 cm, Width: 166 cm

Descriptive line

Throne cover (tikhap) consisting of a broadcloth made in Great Britain with a Bhutan cotton fringe, 19th century

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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