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Bodice

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

Bodice (choli), purple cotton, heavily decorated with red cotton and gold ribbon, in floral and lattice designs with additional sequins of beetle-wing in the sleeve design.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven cotton, with applied cotton, gold ribbon and beetle-wing
Brief description
Bodice (choli), woven cotton, applied gold ribbon and beetle-wing, Bikaner, Rajasthan, ca. 1855
Physical description
Bodice (choli), purple cotton, heavily decorated with red cotton and gold ribbon, in floral and lattice designs with additional sequins of beetle-wing in the sleeve design.
Dimensions
  • At front length: 8cm
  • Wrist to wrist width: 70cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry: 3797: 'Petticoat Womens Costume / Chagra / Bukaneer / 55 / Scarf & Bodice Taken Out / Patterned Blue Muslin Trimmed With Gold, Scarf Red Muslin Gold border & fringe & a Bodice Do Crimson and Gold'
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subjects depicted
Other number
3797 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
5841(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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