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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton net, applied beetle-wing and silver-wrapped thread

  • Museum number:

    6181(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White cotton net shawl, decorated with applied beetle-wing and silver-wrapped thread, in floral sprays and flower heads. Complete piece.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

ca. 1855-1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton net, applied beetle-wing and silver-wrapped thread

Dimensions

Length: 275 cm, Width: 50 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, shawl, cotton net, applied beetle-wing and silver-wrapped thread, India, ca. 1855-1879

Materials

Cotton net; Beetle-wing; Silver-wrapped thread

Techniques

Woven; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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