Not currently on display at the V&A

Bodice

ca. 1855-1879 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bodice or choli, fine red silk woven with a small plant motif in gold-wrapped thread, front edges and sleeves decorated with flattened gold wire, green and pink metal and gold-wrapped thread in a floral design.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven silk, applied gold wire, metal and gold-wrapped thread
Brief Description
Bodice (choli), woven silk, applied gold-wrapped thread, gold wire and metal, India, ca. 1855-1879
Physical Description
Bodice or choli, fine red silk woven with a small plant motif in gold-wrapped thread, front edges and sleeves decorated with flattened gold wire, green and pink metal and gold-wrapped thread in a floral design.
Dimensions
  • Front length: 23cm
  • Sleeve to sleeve width: 57cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
6048(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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