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1880s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Embroidered mat, unbleached tussar silk, embroidered with a floral design in coloured floss silks, borders of scrolling plants divided by thin borders of gold-wrapped thread, coloured silk fringes, the back is lined with a printed design on ochre tussar silk, probably 'Multan Mayblossom' design by Thomas Wardle.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven tussar silk, embroidered with floss silks and gold-wrapped thread
Brief description
Textile, mat, embroidered silk and gold-wrapped thread, possibly Leek Embroidery Society, Staffordshire, 1880s
Physical description
Embroidered mat, unbleached tussar silk, embroidered with a floral design in coloured floss silks, borders of scrolling plants divided by thin borders of gold-wrapped thread, coloured silk fringes, the back is lined with a printed design on ochre tussar silk, probably 'Multan Mayblossom' design by Thomas Wardle.
Dimensions
  • Length: 63.5cm
  • Width: 51cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
4560(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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