Not currently on display at the V&A


19th century (made)
Place of origin

Woman's dress, crimson silk embroidered with unusual chain-stitch embroidery

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
silk with chain-stitch
Brief description
Women's dress, crimson silk, embroidered, Kachi plpain, 19th century
Physical description
Woman's dress, crimson silk embroidered with unusual chain-stitch embroidery
  • Length: 137cm
  • Width: 57cm
Object history
This costume may have been commissioned in either Shikarpur or Jacobabad. It entered the India Museum collections in 1873, but its acquisition record states that it was "taken at the capture of Ghazni" (1842)
Bibliographic reference
Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443 p. 71, fig. 113
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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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