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shawl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1984,08.42

  • Description

    Wedding shawl 'abochhini' made of cotton, decorated with embroidery and mirrorwork.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 255 centimetres
    • Width: 135 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Paine 2001:79: Tharparker, southern Pakistan. Woman's wedding shawl 'abochhini'. Such shawls are common throughout the region of the Tharparker desert and the Indus delta. Made of white cotton, this shawl is embroidered in red and green silk with floral motifs in radiating and open chain stitch. Large pieces of 'shisha' decorate the central band, across which are three pompoms with cardamon seeds.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1984

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As1984,08.42

Wedding shawl made of cloth (cotton), cloth (silk).

Wedding shawl made of cloth (cotton), cloth (silk).

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