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Three Men at an Embroidery Frame (India)

Three men at an embroidery frame, Delhi. Drawing by John Lockwood Kipling, 1870. Three men at an embroidery frame, Delhi. Drawing by John Lockwood Kipling, 1870. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. 0929:30/(IS).

A drawing (35.6 x 25.7 cm) now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, shows three men working at an embroidery frame. The drawing was made in Delhi in November 1870 by John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911), father of the novelist Rudyard Kipling. They are working a gold thread embroidery, using scissors, spoon, needle and thread. 

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

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