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Textile

ca. 1872 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Hand loom woven cotton bedding known as 'khes' are labour intensive and expensive to produce. Khes like this large piece made up of smaller fragments were commonly used as spreads in Baluchistan. An original paper label on this piece reads in English 'Presented by the Governer of Turbat 21st April 1872'.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven silk and cotton
Brief description
Woven silk and cotton bedcover, Baluchistan, Pakistan, ca. 1872.
Physical description
Hand loom woven cotton bedding known as 'khes' are labour intensive and expensive to produce. Khes like this large piece made up of smaller fragments were commonly used as spreads in Baluchistan. An original paper label on this piece reads in English 'Presented by the Governer of Turbat 21st April 1872'.
Dimensions
  • Length: 146cm
  • Width: 67cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Presented by the Governer of Turbat 21st April 1872'. (Handwritten label, in English and Urdu, attached to object.)
Object history
It was given to the India Museum in 1872 by a General Goldsmid, and the records state that it was presented to him "during the mission to Seistan".
Production
from Turbat
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. 79, fig. 124
Collection
Accession number
9184(IS)

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Record createdNovember 8, 2002
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