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  • Place of origin:

    Triplicane (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet, with applied gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and gold wire

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular mat for a huqqa pipe, or tray cover, dark green velvet with gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and sequins. The centre of the mat is appliquéd with a stylised flower in sequins and gold-wrapped thread, with alternating rings of sequins and flattened gold wire, and floral designs in silver-wrapped and gold-wrapped thread and sequins. The fringe is made of flattened gold wire. Backed with dark pink velvet.

Place of Origin

Triplicane (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Velvet, with applied gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and gold wire


Diameter: 52 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

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

Descriptive line

Textile, huqqa mat or tray cover, velvet, applied gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and gold wire, Triplicane, ca. 1855


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


Woven; Applied work; Embroidered

Subjects depicted



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


South & South East Asia Collection

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