Embroidered panel from Hazara Division, early 20th century, Pakistan

Detail of embroidered panel, Hazara Division, northern Pakistan, early 20th century (TRC 2018.2746). Detail of embroidered panel, Hazara Division, northern Pakistan, early 20th century (TRC 2018.2746). Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2018.2746.

The Textile Research Centre in Leiden, the Netherlands, houses an embroidered panel (82 x 44 cm) that most likley derives from, or from near the town of Mansehra, in the Hazara Division, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, in northern Pakistan. The cotton and silk panel dates to the early twentieth century.

The panel is made of hand spun and woven cloth. The panel is decorated with an embroidered border with alternating, stylised flowers and peacocks with elaborate tails. The embroidery is worked with brick stitch (long and short stitch), double running stitch and satin stitch.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 26th August 2018).

WV (26th August 2018) 

Last modified on Friday, 31 August 2018 14:57

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