Gold Embroidered Choga (India)

Fastenings of a gold-embroidered choga from the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. Mid-19th century. Fastenings of a gold-embroidered choga from the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. Mid-19th century. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. 0197(IS).

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a mid-nineteenth century woollen coat or choga richly decorated with gold-thread embroidery and couching. The choga was acquired in Amritsar in 1855.

See also other entries on the choga: an Indian choga now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); another choga in the Textile Museum of Canada; and also the drawing of Ghulam Haidar Khan.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 4 January 2017).

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