1850~ / 1855~, Manipur

1850~ / 1855~, Manipur

Identifier
0190(IS)
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326 cm (length)
10 kg (weight)
143.5 cm (width)
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Description

ceremonial; Costume, silk, embroidered, Manipur, c1855 Man's silk shawl embroidered with floss silk; chain stitch, roman filling-stitch. Knotted silk fringes at both ends. MAN'S SHAWL In India’s far north-east, a chief of the Meitei community in Manipur would have worn this lanphi or shawl. The floral patterns of its embroidery closely follow woven silk designs from the same area. Embroidery is not common in Manipur: this is a rare surviving example. Meitei shawl Silk embroidered with silk Manipur, about 1855 V&A: 0190 (IS) [03/10/2015-10/01/2016]