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  • Description

    Embroidered envelope-shaped bag made of cotton, with embroidery and mirrorwork

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 39 centimetres (open)
    • Width: 24 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Paine 2001:25: Banni Kutch, north-west India. Bag. Small bags are a common article of domestic embroidery in both India and Pakistan. They are used to hold personal possessions ranging from the Koran to tobacco. Made of natural cotton, this bag is entirely covered in stitchery – mainly satin stitch, with dividing lines in open chain stitch worked in yellow. The thread is silk and ‘shisha' mirror glass forms the centre of the motifs and outlines the pattern division. There are additional silk pompoms, some with central silver beads.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2017 3 Feb-28 Aug, Manchester Museum, Object Journeys

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Embroidered envelope (with mirror-work) made of glass, cotton, silk.

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Embroidered envelope (with mirror-work) made of glass, cotton, silk.

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