Scabbard Embroiderer (India)

A gouache on mica painting now in the Victoria and Albert Museum shows a male embroiderer of scabbard cases, from Varanasi (Benares), in North India, around 1870. The painting is one of forty paintings of contemporary life in the Indian subcontinent. It measures 18 x 13 cm.

Source: ARCHER, Mildred (1992). Company Paintings. Indian Paintings of the British period. Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, ISBN 0944142303.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 29th June 2016).


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