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Textile - Scarf, embroidered with a needle, north Indian, 19th century

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
North Indian scarf [or girdle], hand-loomed of fine wool and heavily embroidered by needle at the ends and sides with multicoloured silk thread surrounding the central rectangular black field. The highly detailed embroidery includes stylised images of foliage and flowers. There is old damage to parts of the textile.
Size
L 250 x W 49 cm
Object Registration
2019.0007
Keywords
women's clothing, indian embroidery, shawls, scarfs
Historical information
The embroidered scarf was donated to the Kew Historical Society by Janet Gibson.
When Made
19th century
Last updated
24 Jan 2019 at 3:16PM