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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Punjab (Pakistan) (probably, made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk with gold-wrapped silk thread

  • Museum number:

    5931(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This remarkable turban-cloth ('pag') has been woven with double threads of red and green silk, which are woven together to give a shot effect ('dhup-chaon' or 'light and shade') until the final section of the fabric, when the two sets of colors are woven separately to produce double ends of single colors. 'Lungi' is a term which can be applied to both waistcloths and turbans depending on the locality, but in Punjab refers only to waistcloths, while a turban is call 'pag'.

Place of Origin

Punjab (Pakistan) (probably, made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk with gold-wrapped silk thread

Dimensions

Width: 24.2 cm

Descriptive line

Turban-cloth of red and green silk with gold-wrapped thread, Pakistan, mid 19th century.

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

p.94, pl. 149
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

Materials

Gold thread; Silk

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Accessories; Clothing; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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