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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Bags: Inside Out, Room 40

Embroidery

ca. 1855-1879 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Brown silk, with two sets of embroidery for a bag or pocket, in flattened gold wire, beetle-wing and gold sequins.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven silk (textile), applied gold wire, beetle-wing (Indian Jewel Beetle Sternocera aequisignata (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and metal
Brief Description
Textile, beetle-wing embroidered pocket flap or bag front, applied gold wire and beetle-wing, India, probably South, ca. 1855-1879
Physical Description
Brown silk, with two sets of embroidery for a bag or pocket, in flattened gold wire, beetle-wing and gold sequins.
Dimensions
  • Length: 23cm
  • Width: 34cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended as decorative sections for garments or accessories.
Collection
Accession Number
6281(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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