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Border fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin weave silk and cotton mix, embroidered in silks and gold thread

  • Museum number:

    IS.65-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Border fragment of satin-faced silk cotton mixed fabric, in the form of a ribbon embroidered in coloured silks and gold thread with a continuous scrolling flower-and-leaf pattern in fine chain-stitch.

Colours: Black ground; scrolling stem in green and white, leaves (fern-like) yellow outlined with green, other leaves (lobed) white. Flowerheads in (1) red, pink, purple and white, (2) yellow and orange, (3) red and purple, (4) two shades of blue. Gold spangles, each outlined by several rows of gold thread embroidery, are repeated in groups of three or intervals along the stem.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Satin weave silk and cotton mix, embroidered in silks and gold thread

Dimensions

Length: 67.2 cm, Width: 5.3 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1978/1184.

Descriptive line

Border fragment, satin weave silk and cotton mix, embroidered in silks and gold thread, Gujarat, India, 18th century

Materials

Silk (fiber); Cotton fibre; Silk thread; Gold thread

Techniques

Satin weave; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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