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  • Place of origin:

    Baluchistan (Nasirabad area, Kachi plain, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk with chain-stitch

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Baluchistan (Nasirabad area, Kachi plain, made)


19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

silk with chain-stitch


Length: 137 cm, Width: 57 cm

Object history note

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)

Descriptive line

Women's dress, crimson silk, embroidered, Kachi plpain, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 71, fig. 113
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


Textiles; Women's clothes; Clothing; Embroidery; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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