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Collection

Kutch, Gujarat, India

Title
Pair of mirrorwork curtains
Place of origin
KutchGujaratIndia
Cultural origin
possibly Kutch
Year
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
Accession number
282.2010.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

India's textile heritage: a research collection, The Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1991 -