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Skirt Panels

c.1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cotton skirt length, embroidered in five tiers with white cotton, floral and leaf design. Made up of panels, pieced together. Complete piece, not made up.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Cotton, woven, embroidered in cotton
Brief description
Muslin skirt panels, flounced and embroidered in whitework, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, c.1855.
Physical description
Cotton skirt length, embroidered in five tiers with white cotton, floral and leaf design. Made up of panels, pieced together. Complete piece, not made up.
Dimensions
  • Length: 758cm
  • Width: 210cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. India Museum Slip Book entry 2724: 'Muslin Dress Piece / Madras / 55 / Embroidered and having Tucks'.
Historical context
Intended for use as garment/clothing.
Subjects depicted
Other number
2724 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
8772(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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