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Drawstring

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (Slip book entry states 'whence received: Delhi from Bombay', made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Museum number:

    5903(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawstring of orange silk thread in sprang technique, finishing in two knobs of blue silk thread and metal-wrapped thread. Decorative ends in two sections. First section, attached by loops to drawstring, consisting of twisted metal strip wrapped around four cores: two with petals of pink and green foil on paper backing with flowers of couched metal-wrapped thread, green glass beads, and coloured foil; two with attached tinsel and floil flowers. Second section (end), attached by loops to first section, begins with semi-circle of white cotton fabric covered with metal sequins and red metal foil in crescent shape, from which hangs cords wrapped in metal-wrapped thread, divided into tiers by five horizontal strips of cotton embellished with silk and metal-strip ribbon (gota) and attached tinsel and foil flowers. Green glass beads with tinsel tassels hanging from each tier. Finished with silver tinsel tassels and foil petals.

Place of Origin

Delhi (Slip book entry states 'whence received: Delhi from Bombay', made)

Date

1855 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 146 cm, Width: 16 cm Tassel

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Slip entry 3681: 'Pyjama strings for the waist / Delhi from Bombay / 55 / Deep tinsel worked ends set with green glass'

Descriptive line

Drawstring (ezarband) of orange silk sprang with elaborate tassels of coloured foil, tinsel and green glass beads, Delhi, 1855; Textiles; Clothing; Accessories

Materials

Silk thread; Metal-wrapped thread; Foil; Material; Glass-beads; Sequins; Tinsel; Tinsel ribbon; Metal strip

Techniques

Sprang; Wrapping

Categories

Clothing; Accessories; Textiles; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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