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Silk Length

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

Dark red, fine loosely woven silk, brocaded with gold-wrapped thread with small stylised flower and spot motifs. Fine gold bands at either end. Complete piece.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven silk, brocaded with gold-wrapped thread
Brief description
Length of silk, green brocaded with gold-wrapped thread, probably Thanjavur or Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, c.1855
Physical description
Dark red, fine loosely woven silk, brocaded with gold-wrapped thread with small stylised flower and spot motifs. Fine gold bands at either end. Complete piece.
Dimensions
  • Length: 554cm (approx.)
  • Width: 88cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
7798(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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