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Bag

  • Place of origin:

    Lucknow (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven gold and silver thread, embroidered with flattened gold wire and gold-wrapped thread

  • Museum number:

    0386(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bag, rectangle of gold cloth embroidered with gold-wrapped thread and flattened wire and braid in a floral geometric pattern, folded as an envelope. Woven silver cloth on the reverse.

Place of Origin

Lucknow (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven gold and silver thread, embroidered with flattened gold wire and gold-wrapped thread

Dimensions

Length: 24 cm, Width: 24 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 14] '0386. BAG. Embroidered with gold; "Jhoolee;" Lucknow. 5718'. Slip book entry 5718: 'Gold Embroidered Bag / Jhoolee / Lucknow, Bengal / Price Rs.20 / 1867 / Original nos. 4422'.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a bag or purse, an accessory.

Descriptive line

Textile, bag, gold and silver cloth, gold-wrapped thread and gold wire embroidery, Lucknow, ca. 1867

Materials

Gold thread; Silver thread; Gold-wrapped thread; Gold wire

Techniques

Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Geometric; Floral

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Clothing; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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