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Turban Cloth

late 17th century-early 18th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Part of a turban cloth of fine white cotton, embroidered with silk thread in chain stitch. The use of fine chain stitch suggests that it was embroidered by Mochi craftsmen from Gujarat.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Embroidered cotton muslin with silk
Brief description
Part of a turban cloth in embroidered cotton muslin with silk, possibly made in Gujarat, late 17th century-early 18th century
Physical description
Part of a turban cloth in embroidered cotton muslin with silk in chain stitch. With small floral sprigs in yellow, crimson and green.
Dimensions
  • Width: 19.5cm
Style
Gallery label
PART OF A TURBAN CLOTH: Cotton, embroidered with silk, Mughal, 17th or early 18th century.(Nehru Gallery, 2001)
Credit line
Bought from Mr Imre Schwaiger
Summary
Part of a turban cloth of fine white cotton, embroidered with silk thread in chain stitch. The use of fine chain stitch suggests that it was embroidered by Mochi craftsmen from Gujarat.
Bibliographic references
  • V&A Publication: The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule, 1982, p.97.
  • Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.)p.45, pl. 29
  • Irwin; John, Indian Embroidery (large picture book, no. 7) London: H. M. Stationery Office, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1951pl.9b
Collection
Accession number
IM.27-1936

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Record createdMarch 27, 2008
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