Unknown Artist

Pair of mirrorwork curtains

Location
Not on display
Further information

Acquired in England, these curtains are an example of an embroidery created for English taste, the drop of the curtain is plain 'khaddar' (hand spun and woven cotton). Both are embroidered at the bottom with the motifs common to Kutch courtly embroidery but showing the influence of less rarefied traditions.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2010.

Place of origin
Kutch, Gujarat, India
Cultural origin
possibly Kutch
Year
late 19th century-early 20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
embrioidered satin silk; tan ground with pink and green work
Dimensions
a - curtain; 186 x 60 cm
b - curtain with hooks; 196 x 56 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010
Accession number
282.2010.a-b