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Kerchief: T.81-1946

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Current Location: In storage






Cotton, woven in a supplementary wefts pattern, embroidered with polychrome silk, gilt and silver thread in double darning, double running, fishbone, pulled fabric, satin and stem stitches. At each end a 0.5" deep band in satin stitch. Above it four horizontal repeats of a shallow bowl with a foot, and in it a melon with a knife cutting it to disclose seeds, and a flower and leaf at the top of the melon. Fringe ravelled.

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Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 64 in
Width: 20 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

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Materials used in production

gilt and silver thread embroidery Metal thread
ground Cotton
polychrome embroidery Silk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.81-1946
Primary reference Number: 199861
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Created: Thursday 16 October 2014 Updated: Friday 24 November 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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