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Wrapped Garment

ca. 1855 (made)
Place Of Origin

Scarf or shawl, fine red silk, woven with lines of a small plant motif in gold-wrapped thread. The end and side borders are attached, the end border is woven with pulled gold thread, has four large buta designs and six rows of rosettes, embellished with pink, green and gold coloured spangles and sequins and gold-wrapped thread.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, gold thread and gold wrapped thread, woven, embellished with metal
Brief Description
Woman's wrapped garment, silk embellished with gold, South India, ca. 1855
Physical Description
Scarf or shawl, fine red silk, woven with lines of a small plant motif in gold-wrapped thread. The end and side borders are attached, the end border is woven with pulled gold thread, has four large buta designs and six rows of rosettes, embellished with pink, green and gold coloured spangles and sequins and gold-wrapped thread.
Dimensions
  • Length: 300cm
  • Width: 87cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 12] '0324. SCARF. Crimson gauze, gold embroidered ends; Madras. 3036'. India Museum Slip Book entry 3036: 'Woman's Garment / Madras / 55 / Silk Gauze interlaced with Gold flowers. Deep tinsel worked ends Gold fringe / Finely worked'.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
6048(IS) (Design)
Other Number
3036 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
0324(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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