Shawl

ca. 1850 (made)
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Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven cotton, silk, and gold-wrapped silk thread brocade
Brief Description
Textile, shawl, woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread, Dhaulpur, ca. 1850
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 334cm
  • Width: 190cm
  • Weight including roller weight: 13kg
Object history
Exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, London.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
765-1852

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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