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Pillow cover

  • Place of origin:

    Swat Valley (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, embroidered with silks

  • Museum number:

    IS.31-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pillow cover of coarse yellow cotton, one side plain field, embroidered in silks with aniline pink triangle in corners, within geometrically scrolled repeating border of the same. On the other side a large central octagonal medallion, flanked by a smaller medallion on either side. The field is enclosed by spandrels and a border with similar semi-geometrical scrolled embroidery in pink with details in yellow, light green and dark blue. Woollen tassels, black, green and pink, at the corners.

Place of Origin

Swat Valley (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, embroidered with silks

Dimensions

Length: 87 cm including pompoms, Width: 39 cm including pompoms, Length: 77 cm excluding pompoms, Width: 32 cm excluding pompoms

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1979/546.

Descriptive line

Pillow cover, woven cotton embroidered with coloured silks, Swat Valley, Pakistan, 20th century

Materials

Cotton (textile); Silk thread; Wool yarn

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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