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Jewel case

Jewel case

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Felt embroidered with silks, bound with silk ribbon, and lined with printed cotton

  • Museum number:

    IM.174-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jewel case of white and coloured felt embroidered with coloured silks in chain stitch, and the edges of the various pockets are overbound with cream-coloured silk ribbon. Lined on the back with printed cotton. Rectangular in shape and with a three-cornered top. Formed of 10 square and 8 triangular pieces of purple, green, yellow and white woollen felt, and embroidered in white, yellow, red and green with floral devices. The case contains 15 large and small pockets. The pattern on the back lining consists of rows of ovals and double lozenges in red-brown on a dark purple ground.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Felt embroidered with silks, bound with silk ribbon, and lined with printed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 14.5 in, Width: 7.5 in

Descriptive line

Jewel case of felt embroidered with silks and lined with cotton, Sindh, ca. 1800

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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