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Shawl Embroiderers and Piecers

Drawing of shawl embroiderers and piecers in Amritsar, India, by John Lockwood Kipling, c. 1870. Drawing of shawl embroiderers and piecers in Amritsar, India, by John Lockwood Kipling, c. 1870. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. 0929:9/(IS).

A drawing now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, shows a group of embroiderers and piecers, around 1870, working on the production of Kashmir shawls. The drawing was made in Amritsar by John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911), father of the novelist Rudyard Kipling.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 16th May 2016).

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