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aba 1929.119

Object Name: robe & aba

Place of Creation: Asia, India, Delhi
Date: 1908-1912

Accession Number: 1929.119
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • cotton
  • Embroidered

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.


Type: Robe
Height: 19 inches
Width: 42 inches