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  • Place of origin:

    Madras (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, woven, embroidered with gold wire, metal and silver-wrapped thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of a garment, cotton embroidered all over with flattened gold wire and red and green spangles and silver-wrapped thread. The design consists of large buta containing flowers with bands and borders of rosettes. Mounted on pink satin, probably added later.

Place of Origin

Madras (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton, woven, embroidered with gold wire, metal and silver-wrapped thread


Length: 35 cm, Width: 98 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

The complete piece would have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, part of an embroidered cotton garment, Madras, ca. 1855.


Gold wire; Metal; Silver-wrapped thread; Cotton


Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Rosettes; Buta


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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