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Pouch

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet, woven, embroidered with gold wire and gold-wrapped thread

  • Museum number:

    4541(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Velvet purse or pouch, embroidered with flattened gold wire and gold-wrapped thread in a design of flowers, leaves and butterflies; handle of gold braid with fringes.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

ca. 1855-1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Velvet, woven, embroidered with gold wire and gold-wrapped thread

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm, Width: 13 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a container, pouch.

Descriptive line

Textile, embroidered velvet pouch, Sindh, ca. 1855-1879.

Materials

Gold-wrapped thread; Gold wire; Velvet; Silk

Techniques

Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves; Butterflies

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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