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Girth strap

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton, mirrors

  • Credit Line:

    Collection of the late Mr Justice Feroze Nana, given to the V&A by his widow and children

  • Museum number:

    IS.25-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Girth strap, probably for a horse, of embroidered red cotton. Edged with dark green and backed with yellow. Decorated with a row of circular mirrors surrounded by embroidery in yellow, purple and pink, and multiple black or red threads laid down at intervals by couching. Tasselled all round the edges and provided with red strings for tying.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton, mirrors

Dimensions

Length: 184 cm, Width: 11 cm

Descriptive line

Girth strap, probably for a horse, of embroidered cotton, Sindh, Pakistan, 20th century

Categories

Transport; Animals and Wildlife; Textiles; Embroidery; Arms & Armour; Equestrian equipment

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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