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Shawl

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

Shawl, red woven wool with borders and corner decoration of buta in gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and flattened gold wire, couched onto the surface; additional narrow side borders woven with silk and gold-wrapped thread.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven wool, with gold-wrapped thread and silver-wrapped thread couching using silk
Brief description
Textile, shawl, woven wool, gold-wrapped thread couching, and sequins, Delhi, ca. 1855
Physical description
Shawl, red woven wool with borders and corner decoration of buta in gold-wrapped and silver-wrapped thread and flattened gold wire, couched onto the surface; additional narrow side borders woven with silk and gold-wrapped thread.
Dimensions
  • Including fringes length: 284cm
  • Width: 110cm
Marks and inscriptions
Signature or short inscription, embroidered in gold-wrapped thread.
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Other number
3240 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
0271(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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