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Cover

  • Place of origin:

    Triplicane (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:

    4519(IS)

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

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

Materials

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

Techniques

Woven; Applied work; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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