Net Scarf (India)

Cotton scarf made of net with silk thread embroidery. Madras, c. 1855. Cotton scarf made of net with silk thread embroidery. Madras, c. 1855. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. 6195(IS).

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a scarf made of cotton net with silk thread embroidery. The scarf originates in the Madras area and dates to c. 1855. It fomed part of the collection of the India Museum in London, before it was transferred to the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in 1879. The embroidery shows two large buteh motifs at each end. The shawl measures 126 x 54 cm.

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

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