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Drawstring

  • Place of origin:

    Amritsar (used)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Museum number:

    5922(IS)

  • 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 (used)

Date

1867 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 224 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Slip book entry 6028: 'Cord and Tassels for girdle / Umritsur, Punjab / 1867 / Price 2 pounds - 4 / Original Number: 844'

Descriptive line

Drawstring with tassels (ezarband, for trousers), braided red silk cord with tassels of metal-wrapped thread, Amritsar, 1867; Costume, red silk gold

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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