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Cover

  • Place of origin:

    Kutch (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin embroidered with coloured silks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ratan Tata

  • Museum number:

    IM.261-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large cover of red-purple satin embroidered with coloured silks entirely in chain stitch. A flounce of black satin is sewn round the outside. Horizontal rows of floral sprays and standing peacocks. Every fifth row is different and consists of women, white horses and blue elephants with howdahs. The fine border has large detached flowers flanked by pairs of green peacocks between fillets of small repeated floral motives.

Place of Origin

Kutch (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Satin embroidered with coloured silks

Dimensions

Length: 56 in, Width: 68 in

Descriptive line

Large cover of satin embroidered with coloured silks, Kutch, 19th century

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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