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Title

Pair of mirrorwork curtains

late 19th century-early 20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • 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
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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication