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Trousers

Trousers

  • Place of origin:

    Kutch (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin embroidered with silk threads, and inset with mirror-glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ratan Tata

  • Museum number:

    IM.241-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's trousers (ezar) of red silk satin embroidered with silk threads in chain and buttonhole stitch, and inset with small pieces of mirror-glass (shishadar).

The bottom of each leg alone is embroidered. The pattern consists of floral sprays, vases of flowers and discs between an upper row of triangular forms and a lower row of stepped pyramids. Squares of geometrical ornament framed by bands of small crossed squares forms the bottom border.

Place of Origin

Kutch (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin embroidered with silk threads, and inset with mirror-glass

Dimensions

Length: 36.5 in leg, Width: 33.5 in waist

Descriptive line

Woman's trousers (ezar) of silk satin embroidered with silk threads, Kutch, 19th century

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Women's clothes

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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