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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Net, woven, embroidered with silk

  • Museum number:

    4487(IS)

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Net, woven, embroidered with silk

Dimensions

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.)

Materials

Silk; Net; Floss silk

Techniques

Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buta; Leaves

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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