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  • Place of origin:

    Kutch (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin embroidered with silks, and inset with mirror-glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ratan Tata

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cover of amber-coloured satin embroidered with coloured silks in chain and buttonhole stitch, and inset with pieces of mirror-glass (shishadar). Colour scheme worked in red, green, black and white. In the middle is an eight-lobed compartment containing floral sprays and rosettes around a central rosette. The field is covered with horizontal rows of floral sprays in red and red, and white and blue. Border of red satin is sewn round all the four sides.

Place of Origin

Kutch (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin embroidered with silks, and inset with mirror-glass


Length: 66 in, Width: 86 in

Descriptive line

Cover of satin embroidered with coloured silks, Kutch, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.93, cat. no. 86
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)


Textiles; Embroidery; War


South & South East Asia Collection

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