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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Varanasi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, woven

  • Museum number:

    7231(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of a wrapped garment, reversible. One side is magenta with squares of gold-wrapped thread containing green spots; the reverse green with squares of gold-wrapped thread containing magenta spots; a deep end border and side borders of gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, the end border also features alternate stripes of magenta, green and gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread.

Place of Origin

Varanasi (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk, gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread, woven

Dimensions

Length: 278 cm, Width: 138 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book 6369: 'Scarf / Loongee Doorookhee / Benares / Price Rs. 125 / 1867 / Original nos. 3703 / of different colours on the opposite sides'

Historical context note

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

Descriptive line

Textiles, fragment of a reversible silk garment, Varanasi, ca. 1867

Materials

Gold-wrapped thread; Silver-wrapped thread; Silk

Techniques

Woven

Subjects depicted

Spots; Squares

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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