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Kurta

  • Place of origin:

    Lucknow (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin, woven and appliquéd

  • Museum number:

    IS.15-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This man's shirt (kurta) is decorated with white applique designs around the neck, cuffs, hem and down the side seams. Cotton applique was popular in Lucknow in northern India, where this shirt comes from, for both garments and coverings for household and ritual objects.

Physical description

A man's large shirt (kurta) of white muslin with appliqué decoration around the neck, cuffs, edges and down the side seams, and open-work ('jali' work) around the armholes.

Place of Origin

Lucknow (made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin, woven and appliquéd

Dimensions

Length: 106 cm, Width: 164 cm maximum with arms outstretched

Historical context note

Intended for use as clothing/garment.

Descriptive line

Textile, man's shirt (kurta), appliqué muslin, Lucknow, early 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 77, p. 105, pl. 35.
Ashmore, Sonia. "Muslin", London, V&A Publishing, 2012.

Materials

Muslin; Cotton; Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Applique

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Men's clothes; Bonita Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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