A muslin double cape

Indian
Second quarter 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

59.5 x 88 cm (23 7/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1388

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with cotton embroidery and cotton binding tape

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Embroidered with white cotton, cape almost rectangular in shape, designed to flare over shoulders, design of highly conventionalized small-scale flowers including the carnation with long curling stems flanked by minute pointed leaves, finely scalloed edges; on right front under cape a large repair, several other small holes and breaks.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund