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Gold-Embroidered Angarkha

Gold embroidered angarkha, India, mid-19th century. Gold embroidered angarkha, India, mid-19th century. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. 5875(IS).

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a young man's (formal) gown, or angarkha, from Lahore, South Asia, and dating to the mid-nineteenth century. The gold and silk thread embroidery has been applied separately to the cotton ground material of the gown.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 19 December 2016).

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