Textile

ca. 1855-1879 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Purple silk shawl or head covering, with yellow border at one side and a deep band of gold coloured and pink silk at one end.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, woven
Brief Description
Textile, part of a silk shawl, India, ca. 1855-1879.
Physical Description
Purple silk shawl or head covering, with yellow border at one side and a deep band of gold coloured and pink silk at one end.
Dimensions
  • Including fringe length: 165cm
  • Width: 63cm
Marks and Inscriptions
(handwritten inscription in South Asian language (undeciphered), on a paper label attached to object)
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Collection
Accession Number
7949(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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