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Blouse with Kasuti embroidery, Cotton

1890/1950

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

This hand spun and handwoven cotton blouse is from Dharwar in Karnataka which is widely known for its cotton sarees, often made in earthy colours with contrasting borders in red and dark brown. Saris and their accompanying blouses were often decorated with kasuti embroidery. Shown here is the blouse/bodice embroidered in colours that contrast the base material. The designs are appliqued and embroidered

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  • Title: Blouse with Kasuti embroidery, Cotton
  • Date Created: 1890/1950
  • Provenance: Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Creator: Unknown

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