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Scabbard Embroiderer (India)

Gouache of embroiderer of scabbard cases, North India, c. 1870. Gouache of embroiderer of scabbard cases, North India, c. 1870. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. IS.20:26-1956.

A gouache on mica painting now in the Victoria and Albert Museum shows a male embroiderer of scabbard cases, from Varanasi (Benares), in North India, around 1870. The painting is one of forty paintings of contemporary life in the Indian subcontinent. It measures 18 x 13 cm.

Source: ARCHER, Mildred (1992). Company Paintings. Indian Paintings of the British period. Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, ISBN 0944142303.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 29th June 2016).

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