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Skirt piece

  • Place of origin:

    Chennai (made)
    Tamil Nadu (made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel for a skirt, undyed muga silk embroidered in thick white cotton thread in two large buta shaped arrangements of flowers and leaves. Selvedge-to-selvedge width, cut at both ends with lower edged hemmed.

Place of Origin

Chennai (made)
Tamil Nadu (made)


c.1855 (made)

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register entry: 'Box No. 77. 6,037 to 6,063. GARMENTS, &c. Embroidered silk.'. Slip book entry: 'Moonga Silk Skirt for Dress / Madras / 55 / Elaborately embroidered with cotton thread with some pieces for trimming'.

Descriptive line

Skirt piece, muga silk embroidered with white cotton in floral pattern, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, c.1855; Textiles; Women's Clothes; Embroidery


Muga silk




Textiles; Embroidery; Women's clothes; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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