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Huqqa mat

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet with applied silver-wrapped thread, and silk

  • Museum number:

    1041-1874

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular mat for a huqqa pipe, amber velvet ground with circles of flowers and leaves in applied silver-wrapped thread and sequins, in between bands of flowers and leaves. Outer fringe held in place with sequins and silver-wrapped thread. Backed with crimson silk.

Place of Origin

Delhi (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1855-1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Velvet with applied silver-wrapped thread, and silk

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a mat for placing a huqqa pipe on.

Descriptive line

Textile, huqqa mat, velvet, applied silver-wrapped thread, probably Delhi, ca. 1855-1879

Materials

Silver-wrapped thread; Velvet; Silk

Techniques

Woven; Applied work; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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