Dowry Purse thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Bags: Inside Out, Room 40

Dowry Purse

mid 20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dowry bag or purse (bhujki) of embroidered cotton with silks, mirrors, silk tassels, sequins, gold wrapped thread and beads. In the shape of an envelope and square when closed. Embroidered in orange, green, yellow, purple and black.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton embroidered with silks, sequins, gold wrapped thread, beads and mirrors
Brief Description
Dowry bag or purse (bhujki) of embroidered cotton with silks, Sindh, mid-20th century.
Physical Description
Dowry bag or purse (bhujki) of embroidered cotton with silks, mirrors, silk tassels, sequins, gold wrapped thread and beads. In the shape of an envelope and square when closed. Embroidered in orange, green, yellow, purple and black.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35cm
  • Width: 19cm
Credit line
Collection of the late Mr Justice Feroze Nana, given to the V&A by his widow and children
Production
probably Jokhai Baloch group, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu
Bibliographic Reference
Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443p. 40, pl. 58
Collection
Accession Number
IS.21-1981

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdNovember 7, 2002
Record URL