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  • Place of origin:

    Datia (made)

  • Date:

    c. early 20th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Garland of cotton backed with gilded and stamped paper; the front embroidered with metal embellishments and sequins. At bottom is embroidered the heraldic crest of Datia State, with lion and deer on either side of green shield with red cross, surmounted by a helmet and bird. The garland 'chain' consisting of embellished flowers and openwork links. Closed by metal-wrapped thread and tinsel ties.

Place of Origin

Datia (made)


c. early 20th century (made)

Marks and inscriptions

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


Length: 82.5 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


Paper; Cotton; Metal-wrapped thread; Sequins; Silk; Tinsel; Material


Embroidery; Stamping


Textiles; Accessories; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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