Camel or horse chestpiece

Historical period(s)
20th century
Medium
Cotton fabric, mirror glass Buttonhole and open chain stitches
Dimensions
H x W: 10 x 61 cm (3 15/16 x 24 in)
Geography
Pakistan, Sind
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. M. Bryant
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1991.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile

Keywords
beading, buttonhole stitch, camel, chain stitch, embroidery, horse, mirrorwork, Pakistan, satin stitch
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This is a camel or horse chestpiece with pointed ends and floral designs in butonhole and open chain stitches with discs of mirror glass on red background, made by and for the Muslim community.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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