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Bodice

c. 1900
Place of origin

Child's loose shirt of faded yellow silk, embroidered in bright pink floss silk with large motifs in the form of stylised flowers.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk, embroidered
Brief description
Costume, yellow silk, embroidered, Sind
Physical description
Child's loose shirt of faded yellow silk, embroidered in bright pink floss silk with large motifs in the form of stylised flowers.
Gallery label
  • CHILDREN'S GARMENTS Kutch and the neighbouring area of Sindh (now in Pakistan) form one of the richest areas for embroidery in South Asia. The stitching done by women in this region is for their own and their families’ use, while male embroiderers create pieces for sale. Different groups use different stitches and patterns. These identify the community of the wearer as well as demonstrate the embroiderer’s skill. Boy’s jacket (kediyun) Cotton embroidered with silk and mirror-work Rabari community, Kutch, Gujarat, 1950–70 V&A: IS.7-2008 Child’s dress (angarkha) Silk embroidered with silk Jat community, Sindh, Pakistan, about 1900 Given by Lady Ratan Tata V&A: IM.280-1920 Child’s dress (kurta) Silk embroidered with floss silk Memon community, Sindh, Pakistan, about 1900 V&A: 49-1908(03/10/2015-10/01/2016)
  • Kutch and the neighbouring area of Sindh (now in Pakistan) form one of the richest areas for embroidery in South Asia. The stitching done by women in this region is for their own and their families’ use, while male embroiderers create pieces for sale. Different groups use different stitches and patterns. These identify the community of the wearer as well as demonstrate the embroiderer’s skill. Boy’s jacket (kediyun) Cotton embroidered with silk and mirror-work Rabari community, Kutch, Gujarat, 1950–70 V&A: IS.7-2008 Child’s dress (angarkha) Silk embroidered with silk Jat community, Sindh, Pakistan, about 1900 Given by Lady Ratan Tata V&A: IM.280-1920 Child’s dress (kurta) Silk embroidered with floss silk Memon community, Sindh, Pakistan, about 1900 V&A: 49-1908(03/10/2015-10/01/2016)
Credit line
Bought (Source not recorded)
Object history
Bought (Source not recorded). This acquisition information reflects that found in the Museum records (Asia Department registers and/or Central Inventory) as part of a 2023 provenance research project.
Bibliographic reference
Indian embroidery / Rosemary Crill ; photography by Richard Davis. London: V&A Publications, 1999 Number: 185177310X, 1851772944 (pbk.) p. 21, cat. no. 107, ill. p. n108
Collection
Accession number
49-1908

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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