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waistcoat / jacket

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  • Description

    Waistcoat (worn by men) made of cotton with two shoulder straps. Embroidered all over in red, black, brown, white and blue, mainly in geometric patterns. Multi-coloured cord ties each side of the waistcoat together.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC(late)-20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 75 centimetres (laid flat and excluding shoulder straps)
    • Width: 24 centimetres (laid flat and excluding shoulder straps)
  • Curator's comments

    Large Collections Register: 'Cotton sleeveless jacket, with embroidered patterns in red, black, white, brown, blue, etc; fastened with a multicoloured string. "Bandi" - "male waistcoat".'

    See Eth.Doc. 1687.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The Large Collections Register notes that this collection was acquired by Rai Bahadur Hira Lal (q.v.) in or before 1914.

  • Department


  • Registration number


Man's sleeveless jacket or waistcoat (embroidered) made of textile (cotton), string.

Man's sleeveless jacket or waistcoat (embroidered) made of textile (cotton), string.

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