Woman's Veil

ca. 1900 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

Woman's veil (abochhini) of embroidered cotton. Cotton embroidered with greens, purples, pink and orange. The embroidery is of two types - double button hole and a stitch-count type. The design is of two variants of a cross or star motif. With two small scorpions added at random and a stylised peacock and the figure of a man. Does not have the tree-motif at the ends.


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Materials and Techniques
Embroidered cotton
Brief Description
Woman's veil (abochhini) of embroidered cotton, Sindh, Pakistan, ca. 1900
Physical Description
Woman's veil (abochhini) of embroidered cotton. Cotton embroidered with greens, purples, pink and orange. The embroidery is of two types - double button hole and a stitch-count type. The design is of two variants of a cross or star motif. With two small scorpions added at random and a stylised peacock and the figure of a man. Does not have the tree-motif at the ends.
Dimensions
  • Height: 185cm
  • Width: 148cm
Credit line
Collection of the late Mr Justice Feroze Nana, given to the V&A by his widow, Mrs. Shireen Feroze Nan, and children.
Bibliographic References
  • Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)p. 20, cat. no. 99, ill. p. 103
  • Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443p.27, pl. 30
Collection
Accession Number
IS.10-1981

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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