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Huqqa mat

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet and silver-wrapped thread, and silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular mat for a huqqa pipe, green velvet centre with circles of flowers and leaves, with circles of 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 green silk.

Place of Origin

Delhi (made)


ca. 1855-1879 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Velvet and silver-wrapped thread, and silk


Diameter: 25 cm

Historical context note

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

Descriptive line

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


Silver-wrapped thread; Velvet; Silk


Woven; Applied work; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves


Textiles; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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