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Chamba Rumal with Ganesha

Chamba rumal from Himachal Pradesh, India, 19th century, with a palace scene and Ganesha in the background. Chamba rumal from Himachal Pradesh, India, 19th century, with a palace scene and Ganesha in the background. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. IS.68-1961.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a chamba rumal (coverlet from the former principality of Chamba, in the modern Himachal Pradesh, Northwest India). It is made of muslin with silk thread embroidery. The rumal shows a palace scene with Ganesha in the background. The embroidery, as will all rumals, is reversible and worked with a type of double darning stitch.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 10 December 2016).

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