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Tunic

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

Sleeveless tunic of fine yellow silk, woven with stripes of silver thread and alternating with a buta motif. The edges are embellished with applied bands of silver-wrapped thread and fringes of purple silk ribbon decorated with gold-wrapped thread and sequins in a flower design.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven silk and silver thread, gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread applied work
Brief description
Tunic, woven silk and silver thread, applied gold-wrapped thread, Sindh, c.1855; Textiles; Women's Clothes
Physical description
Sleeveless tunic of fine yellow silk, woven with stripes of silver thread and alternating with a buta motif. The edges are embellished with applied bands of silver-wrapped thread and fringes of purple silk ribbon decorated with gold-wrapped thread and sequins in a flower design.
Dimensions
  • Length: 79cm
  • Across hem width: 64cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 12] '0330. JACKET, in two parts. Yellow gauze, with silver ornament. A' (No slip number given). Slip book entry 4029: Woman's Costume / Scind / 55 / Yellow Gauze Emb'd / in 4 pieces / Richly Embroidered'
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subjects depicted
Associated objects
Other number
4029 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
0330(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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