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Scarf

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin, woven, embroidered with cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs G. H. G. Norman

  • Museum number:

    T.388-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long scarf of fine muslin embroidered with silver strip in stem and satin stitches. The embroidery is confined to a twenty inch panel at either end and to two inch borders along the sides. The borders contain scrolling, floral stems, the deep panels contain elongated pine-cone motifs.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1800-1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin, woven, embroidered with cotton

Dimensions

Length: 259 cm, Width: 61 cm, Length: 242 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, embroidered muslin scarf, possibly made in Dhaka, ca. 1800-1810.

Materials

Muslin; Cotton; Cotton thread

Techniques

Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Pine cones; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Clothing; Embroidery; Bonita Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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