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Waistcoat Front Panel

A work made of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain stitches.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain stitches.

Date:

1760s

Artist:

India, for the European Market

About this artwork

By the 18th century Indian textile artisans had already been celebrated internationally for centuries for their cotton textiles, whether embroidered or dyed in bright colors. This waistcoat front panel exemplifies Indian makers’ ability to cater to the taste of foreign markets: the shape of the embroidery was made to the specifications of Western European tailoring.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Waistcoat Front Panel

Origin

India

Date

Made 1760–1769

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in chain stitches

Dimensions

88.2 × 41.9 cm (34 1/4 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Belle M. Borland Endowment

Reference Number

1989.70a

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