Pair of mirrorwork curtains
Acquired in England, these curtains are an example of an embroidery created for English taste, the drop of the curtain is plain 'khaddar' (hand spun and woven cotton). Both are embroidered at the bottom with the motifs common to Kutch courtly embroidery but showing the influence of less rarefied traditions.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2010.
late 19th century-early 20th century
embrioidered satin silk; tan ground with pink and green work
a - curtain; 186 x 60 cm
b - curtain with hooks; 196 x 56 cm
Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
India's textile heritage: a research collection, The Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1991 -
Referenced in 1 publication
Jim Masselos, India's textile heritage: a research collection, Sydney, 1991, 8. cat.no. 15d