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Dowry purse

Dowry purse

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton embroidered with silks, sequins, gold wrapped thread, beads and mirrors

  • Credit Line:

    Collection of the late Mr Justice Feroze Nana, given to the V&A by his widow and children

  • Museum number:

    IS.21-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dowry bag or purse (bhujki) of embroidered cotton with silks, mirrors, silk tassels, sequins, gold wrapped thread and beads. In the shape of an envelope and square when closed. Embroidered in orange, green, yellow, purple and black.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

mid 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton embroidered with silks, sequins, gold wrapped thread, beads and mirrors

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm, Width: 19 cm

Descriptive line

Dowry bag or purse (bhujki) of embroidered cotton with silks, Sindh, mid-20th century.

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

p. 40, pl. 58
Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443

Production Note

probably Jokhai Baloch group, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu

Materials

Silk; Sequins; Gold thread; Mirror glass

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Clothing; Accessories; Marriage; Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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