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  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Net, woven, embroidered with silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Net shawl, embroidered with floss silk in chain stitch, the ends have tall multicoloured buta designs containing flowers; the borders have scrolling designs with leaves. Fronds embroidered diagonally across the field, coloured fringes at either end.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Net, woven, embroidered with silk


Length: 266 cm including fringe, Width: 50 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, net shawl embroidered with silk, Sindh, ca. 1855.

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

p.53, cat. no. 37 ill (detail)
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)


Silk; Net; Floss silk


Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buta; Leaves


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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