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Veil, trousers and drawstring

  • Place of origin:

    Kabul (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered calico in cotton thread, and silk net, wool

  • Museum number:

    IM.49 to B-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Outdoor outfit (Burka) consisting of a long cloak-veil and trousers of embroidered calico in cotton thread, and drawstring of silk sprang. The embroidery is done chiefly in satin and back stitches. The ornamental motifs are made up of cone-devices, floral sprays, scrollwork and diamond trellis. The drawstring is of red silk thread in sprang technique with metal-wrapped thread ends, terminating in ornamental knot-work.

Place of Origin

Kabul (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered calico in cotton thread, and silk net, wool

Dimensions

Length: 154 cm Drawstring

Descriptive line

Outdoor outfit (Burka) consisting of a cloak-veil and trousers of embroidered calico in cotton thread, and drawstring of red silk spring, Kabul, ca. 1900

Materials

Silk thread; Metal-wrapped thread

Techniques

Sprang; Wrapping

Categories

Women's clothes; Embroidery; Accessories; Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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