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Mat

ca. 1880s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Olive green velvet mat, with embroidered panels and border sewn on to unbleached silk, and fringes. The embroidery and fringes are in floss silk, in floral patterns reminiscent of Indian designs, probably Leek Embroidery Society. Border on three sides only, fringes at either end. Embroidery in shades of silver, yellow and gold.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven velvet, embroidered with floss silk
Brief description
Textile, mat, velvet, floss silk embroidery, probably Leek Embroidery Society, Staffordshire, 1880s
Physical description
Olive green velvet mat, with embroidered panels and border sewn on to unbleached silk, and fringes. The embroidery and fringes are in floss silk, in floral patterns reminiscent of Indian designs, probably Leek Embroidery Society. Border on three sides only, fringes at either end. Embroidery in shades of silver, yellow and gold.
Dimensions
  • Including fringe length: 74cm
  • Width: 46.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Design. No. 4' (Handwritten paper label, attached to object. )
  • 'Animal Products/Collection/20.12.80' (Handwritten paper label, attached to object. )
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Collection
Accession number
4550(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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