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Sari

1855 (collected)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cloth, made of woven gold thread, with a very deep border embellished with embroidery in gold-wrapped thread, gold coloured sequins, metal spangles and pieces of beetle wing, cut in the form of buta with a surrounding pattern in the borders.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, gold thread, gold wrapped thread, woven; embroidered with beetle wings and other metal
Brief Description
Textile; sari with gold and beetle wings, Ahmedabad, ca. 1855
Physical Description
Cloth, made of woven gold thread, with a very deep border embellished with embroidery in gold-wrapped thread, gold coloured sequins, metal spangles and pieces of beetle wing, cut in the form of buta with a surrounding pattern in the borders.
Dimensions
  • Length: 267cm
  • Width: 110cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 23] '0638. SCARF. Gold cloth, embroidered with beetles' wings and metal bosses; Ahmedabad. 4124'. India Museum Slip book entry 4124: 'Gold Cloth Scarfe / Ahmedabad? (Tanjore) / 55 / of fine color ? Gold Emb'd with beetle wing & Silver fringed with Gold'.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subject depicted
Other Number
4124 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
0638(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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