A Silk Coat

Unknown Maker20th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

A front open tunic stitched from pink silk with heavily embellished couching in gold. Both side of the front portion couched in thick bands of identical floral designs in gold wire, coils, sequins and folded raised triangular ribbons running vertically to the bottom forming thick horizontal double borders to the lower half extending to the reverse. The portion between the double border decorated with 's' shaped patterns. The remainder of the tunic decorated with evenly spaced flower motifs in gold couching and gold fringes to the bottom of the tunic. Small remnants of an unknown base fabric detailing all over the fabric.

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  • Title: A Silk Coat
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 94 cm, W. 54 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Gold couched silk
  • Region: Punjab, India
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design


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