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Woman's Shirt (Kurta)

1950-70 (made)
Place Of Origin

Loose-fitting cotton shirt with round neck and long sleeves, black cotton embroidered with chain stitch in silk thread, decorated with attached coins, plastic beads, metal tags, and a zip fastener at the neck.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton, silk embroidery
Brief Description
Woman's shirt, cotton embroidered with silk and other decorations, Pakistan, Indus Kohsitan, mid-20th century.
Physical Description
Loose-fitting cotton shirt with round neck and long sleeves, black cotton embroidered with chain stitch in silk thread, decorated with attached coins, plastic beads, metal tags, and a zip fastener at the neck.
Dimensions
  • Length: 98cm
  • Width: 156cm
Bibliographic References
  • Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)p. 22, cat. no. 132, ill. p. 131
  • Dress in detail from around the world / Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson ; with contributions from Anna Jackson and Charlotte Horlyck ; photographs by Richard Davis, drawings by Leonie Davis. London: V&A Publications, 2002 Number: 1851773770 (hbk), 1851773789 (pbk)pp48-49
  • 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: 1858940443p. 125, ill. pl. 200
Collection
Accession Number
IS 3-1997

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record createdJuly 30, 2012
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