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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Triplicane (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk, with couched embroidery in flattened gold wire, gold-wrapped thread and seed pearls, and sequins

  • Museum number:

    4480(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of an embroidered fabric, possibly a garment, probably cut from a larger piece, and mounted on crimson silk fabric. The surface is covered with couched embroidery in flattened gold wire and gold-wrapped thread, and seed pearls. The design consists of bands of flowers above a row of large buta, all surrounded by a band of scrolling flowers.

Place of Origin

Triplicane (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk, with couched embroidery in flattened gold wire, gold-wrapped thread and seed pearls, and sequins

Marks and inscriptions

'MADRAS TARIFF./ENG. NAME Handsome embroidered cummer/bund or shall ends set with/pearls/Syn.//TAMIL.Sarigay Pulha/SYN./PRODUCE OR MANUFACTURE. Triplicane/Price per [crossed out] 200 Rupees/WHERE PROCURABLE. Madras/USE./REMARKS.'
Printed and handwritten paper label, attached to object.

Dimensions

Length: 78 cm, Width: 52 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

The complete piece may have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, possibly part of a waistband or shawl, silk with gold wire, gold-wrapped thread and pearl couching, Triplicane, ca. 1855

Materials

Silk; Gold wire; Gold-wrapped thread; Pearls; Sequins

Techniques

Woven; Couched; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buta

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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