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Drawing - Shawl embroiderers and piecers
  • Shawl embroiderers and piecers
    Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911
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Shawl embroiderers and piecers

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Amritsar (made)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The main figure is a young man seated on the ground embroidering a Kashmir shawl with a needle. Beside him are an older, bearded man and a young boy, also either embroidering or stitching together pieces of a shawl.A pair of scissors lies on the ground.

Place of Origin

Amritsar (made)


1870 (made)


Lockwood Kipling, John, born 1837 - died 1911 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and ink on paper

Object history note

This set of studies of Indian craftspeople was made by John Lockwood Kipling, father of the writer Rudyard Kipling, while he was employed at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Bombay, of which he became Principal.
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [ Room 8. On The Wall.] '0929. TWENTY-EIGHT FRAMES, glazed, each containing two sketches, by J. L. Kipling, of the School of Art, Bombay, illustrating the craftsmen of North-western India. 1 to 56'

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Drawing, from a series of drawings of craftspeople of northwest India, pencil, pen and wash on paper, John Lockwood Kipling, 1870

Subjects depicted



Drawings; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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