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Title

Pair of mirrorwork curtains


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Kutch Gujarat India


Cultural origin

possibly Kutch


Date

late 19th century-early 20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embrioidered satin silk; tan ground with pink and green work


Dimensions

a - curtain; 186 x 60 cm

b - curtain with hooks; 196 x 56 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

282.2010.a-b



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jim Masselos, India's textile heritage: a research collection, Sydney, 1991, 8. cat.no. 15d