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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton with silks

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by A. F. Kendrick, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    IS.141-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Textile of cream cotton fabric embroidered in coloured silk chain stitch with repeat brown and red floral patterns.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton with silks

Dimensions

Length: 228.5 cm, Width: 127 cm, Length: 90 in, Width: 50 in

Object history note

Cotton embroidery made in Gujarat during the early 18th century for the European market

Historical significance: This Gujarati textile reflects a typical floral embroidery pattern that was produced during the early 18th century.

Historical context note

May have been used to decorate domestic interior.

Descriptive line

Textile length of cotton embroidered in coloured silk, Gujarat, early 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.29, pl. 8
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)

Materials

Cotton; Silk

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Images Online; Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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