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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaulpur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, silk, and gold-wrapped silk thread brocade

  • Museum number:

    765-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shawl, fine dark blue cotton with deep borders and hems of gold-wrapped thread and coloured silk brocade, the end panels contain rows of flowering trees in pots, interspersed with bunches of flowers, and bands of flowers at the top and bottom and more bands of flowers in the added borders. With fringes. Complete piece.

Place of Origin

Dhaulpur (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, silk, and gold-wrapped silk thread brocade

Dimensions

Length: 334 cm, Width: 190 cm, Weight: 13 kg Weight including roller

Object history note

Exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, London.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, shawl, woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread, Dhaulpur, ca. 1850

Materials

Silk (textile); Silk thread; Gold-wrapped thread; Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Brocaded

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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