1765~ / 1800~, Lucknow

1765~ / 1800~, Lucknow

Identifier
IS.85-1988
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Technique
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Dimension
64.5 cm (length)
10.5 cm (width)
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Type of object

Description

Turban band embroidered with floss silk, silver and silver-gilt wire, sequins and velvet panels on a canvas base. Field pattern with a row of 16 rectangular compartments, each containing a repeated flame-like leaf. The background of each compartment is filled with undulating flattened silver strips to form a scale pattern. The compartments are separated by raised bands of alternate silver and silver gilt strips of flattened wire built up in horizontal rows. At either end is a D-shaped compartment containing flowerheads with a pair of leaves. A border edging the band, and separating the rows of leaves from the end compartments, is decorated to simulate inset jewels in applied velvet and embroidery, outlined with flattened silver-gilt wire. Looped fringe of silver-gilt thread. With a knot of narrow silk braid at one end of the lining. Turban band of embroidered canvas with floss silk, silver and silver-gilt wire, possibly made in Lucknow or Faizabad, ca. 1765-1800