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  • Place of origin:

    Kutch (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin embroidered with silk threads, and inset mirror-glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ratan Tata

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's skirt-piece of dark blue satin embroidered in red, white and yellow silk threads, and inset with small pieces of mirror-glass (shishadar). With a pattern of white floriated crosses within a diamond-trellis of diagonal intersecting lines. At the points where these lines cut each other, are small button-hole stitch discs each enclosing a piece of glass. The border has a band of white above a row of white and yellow floriated crosses on a red ground.

Place of Origin

Kutch (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin embroidered with silk threads, and inset mirror-glass


Length: 29 in, Width: 70 in

Descriptive line

Woman's skirt-piece of satin embroidered in silk threads, Kutch, 19th century


Textiles; Embroidery; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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