Not currently on display at the V&A

Sari

ca. 1880 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Muslin shawl, with chikan work embroidery. Scrolling leaf border, ends embroidered with a row of large white buta, above which is a latticework design. The field consists of diagonal embroidered bands of flowers and foliage. Complete piece.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Muslin, woven, embroidered with cotton
Brief Description
Sari, chikan-embroidered muslin, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, ca. 1880.
Physical Description
Muslin shawl, with chikan work embroidery. Scrolling leaf border, ends embroidered with a row of large white buta, above which is a latticework design. The field consists of diagonal embroidered bands of flowers and foliage. Complete piece.
Dimensions
  • Width: 104cm
  • Length: 484cm
Object history
1883 Register entry: 'DRESS PIECE. White muslin, embroidered with cotton thread with diagonal stripes of conventional floral design. Surrounded by a narrow border of running floral pattern. At one end are broad bands of cone and diaper patterns. Lucknow. L. 16 ft. 3 in., W. 3 ft. 6 in. Bought, 5s. 983 I.S. 1883'
Historical context
Intended for use as clothing/garment.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
IS.983-1883

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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