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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Museum number:

    5832(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    On display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

Physical description

Shawl (odhani) of woven silk in broad bands of red, pink, yellow, purple, green, and blue, brocaded with small butis in metal-wrapped thread; embellished along edges with applied blue silk ribbon embroidered with scrolling flowers in metal-wrapped thread, flattened and crimped metal wire (badla), silk and metal-wrapped thread ribbon (gota), and tinsel fringe.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

1855 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 4100 mm back of neck to end, Width: 1530 mm across end

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry: 'Portions of a Dress / Scind / 55 / Scarf Boddice and Jacket Richly Ornamented'

Descriptive line

Shawl (odhani) from a woman's ensemble, consisting of a tunic, blouse, and shawl, multi-coloured striped with gold brocading elaborate trimming, Sindh, 1855; Clothing; Textiles

Materials

Silk (textile); Metal-wrapped thread; Tinsel ribbon; Tinsel

Techniques

Woven; Applied work; Brocaded; Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Bonita Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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