Savour the intricate techniques and designs of Saris, Shawls, Skirts and Kurtas from the collection of Indian Museum, Kolkata
Purple coloured Baluchari sari, worked in green, purple and off-white silk thread. The pallu or anchala is profusely decorated with floral, kalka designs and designs of two European gentle men, holding a flower in their hands. The ground is decorated with multi coloured buta designs all over the body.
It is a red coloured cloth, decorated with embroidery and applique work. A strip of cloth, decorated with mirror work and thick embroidery is attached at one end of the cloth. A row of tinsel is stitched to the strip of the embroidered cloth. Two metal bells with cotton fringes are attached to the cloth. It is used for bridal ceremony by the Lamboidies women.
Blouse for Female
It is a blouse, made of red and blue cotton cloth. It is open at the back while the front is beautifully decorated with applique and embroidered work. A few pieces of mirror are stitched on the blouse for decoration. A part of cotton thread is present near the back side of the neck and another pair near the open waist on the back side of the blouse. It is used by the Lamboidies female in wedding ceremony.
It is petticoat, made of cotton cloth. The upper end i.e the waist of the petticoat has beautifully embroidered cotton piece with padding. The embroidery work is done with yellow, green, red, blue and white cotton thread. The middle part of the petticoat is made of printed cotton cloth while the lower border is decorated with embroidery work as well as applique work. It is used by the Lamboidies women.
Bridal Dress, Skirt
It is a skirt, made of red printed cloth. A thickly embroidered and padded band is present at the upper part, i.e. in the waist of the skirt. Just below the band, the skirt is decorated with embroidery as well as applique work. The lower border of the skirt is also decorated with the same embroidery and applique work. Metal pieces with cotton balls are hung from the lower end of the skirt. The jingle bells are also present. It is used by the Lamboidies women.
Sponsoring Institution: Indian Museum, Kolkata
Chief Co-Ordinator: Dr. Jayanta Sengupta
Exhibition prepared by:
Dr. Mita Chakrabarty
Dr. Nita Sengupta
Photographs by: Museum Photography Unit