Robe

19th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
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
Dimensions
  • 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: 1858940443p. 71, fig. 113
Collection
Accession Number
849-1873

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdJune 25, 2009
Record URL