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Garland

  • Place of origin:

    Datia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 19th century - 20th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    IS.113A-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Yellow cotton backed with silver-painted white cotton; front embroidered with pink and green silk and metal embellishments. At bottom is embroidered the heraldic crest of Datia State, with lion and deer on either side of gold shield with red and green cross, surmounted by a helmet and bird. The garland 'chain' made up of flower motifs and open-work links, closed with two ties with tinsel tassels.

Place of Origin

Datia (made)

Date

ca. 19th century - 20th century (made)

Marks and inscriptions

Vir dalap Sharandah / Datia State
"Lord of the Brave Army, Giver of Refuge"

Inscription note: Devanagari script / English

Dimensions

Length: 58 cm Maximum length

Descriptive line

Garland (Har), metal-thread embroidery with coat of arms of Datia State, Madhya Pradesh, c.19th-20th century; Textiles; Accessories

Materials

Cotton; Sequins; Silk

Techniques

Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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