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Tunic

Tunic

  • Place of origin:

    India (west, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Shot silk embroidered with floss silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss B. E. Copeland

  • Museum number:

    IS.10-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tunic of bluish-pink shot silk, embroidered with white, green and yellow floss silk. Half-length, short-sleeved. The neck-opening, sleeve-ends, side vents and hems are embroidered with a row of flower-heads etc. Three bands of similar design, with a stylised flowering plant repeated in the spaces between them, run down the front of the tunic, and two down the back which is otherwise plain. The work is carried out in darning stitch and coarse chain stitch.

Place of Origin

India (west, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Shot silk embroidered with floss silk

Dimensions

Length: 181 cm, Width: 72 cm hem

Object history note

Registered File number 1970/112.

Descriptive line

Tunic, shot silk embroidered with floss silk, Western India, 19th century

Materials

Shot silk; Floss silk

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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