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Coverlet

Coverlet

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton embroidered with silk threads

  • Museum number:

    IS.8-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coverlet of unbleached cotton, embroidered with coloured silky threads. Large central rectangular motif, possibly a stylised garden. Round the edges stylised birds on hills, human figures, etc. Embroidery mainly in satin stitch, with some buttonholing. A few mirrors inset. Red bobbles at each corner, with small shells, red, green and opaque white glass beads, and some cloves.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton embroidered with silk threads

Dimensions

Length: 58 cm, Width: 55.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1975/2817.

Descriptive line

Coverlet, cotton embroidered with silks, Sindh, Pakistan, 20th century

Materials

Cotton (textile); Silk thread; Shell; Glass

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Figures; Gardens; Hills; Birds

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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