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  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bodice (choli) 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)


1855 (made)


Length: 650 mm, Width: 560 mm, Circumference: 570 mm

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

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


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


Woven; Applied work; Brocaded; Embroidery


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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