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aba 1929.119

Object Name: robe & aba

Place of Creation: Asia, India, Delhi
Date: c.1910

Accession Number: 1929.119
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • Embroidered
Description

Abho (robe) made from khatri black and red "tie and dye" silk, embroidered with metal thread. Fastenings on the shoulder of hand made loops and round ball button. Lining of red cotton. Geometrical and conventional pattern on front and sleeves. Bands of cheap machine-woven metal braiding down the garment and on the hem.

Dimensions

Type: Robe
Height: 19 inches
Width: 42 inches
Depth: