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Drawstring

  • Place of origin:

    Amritsar (Probably (part of matching group with 5922(IS)), used)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Museum number:

    IND.LOST.494

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cord of braided red silk end in two knobs of silk and metal-wrapped thread; one tassel attached by loops at each end. Tassels of wood core wrapped with silk cloth, covered with metal-wrapped thread and silk in a chevron design, finished by dangling tassels of metal strip wrapped around yellow silk core.

Place of Origin

Amritsar (Probably (part of matching group with 5922(IS)), used)

Date

1867 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 224 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Part of a matching group of 4 drawstrings, one of which labelled as 5923(IS)

Descriptive line

Drawstring with tassels (ezarband, for trousers), probably Amristar, probably 1867; Costume

Materials

Silk thread; Metal-wrapped thread; Wood

Techniques

Braiding

Categories

Costumes; Textiles; Accessories; Uniform; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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