Child's Coat

Object Name: Coat

Date: late 19th century

Geography: India, Punjab or Kashmir, Amritsar

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Wool; double interlocking twill tapestry weave

Dimensions: Coat: H. 28 5/8 in (72.7 cm)
W. 21 5/16 in. (54.1 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Costumes

Credit Line: The Alice and Nasli Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Alice Heeramaneck, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.494.10

Description

This child's coat is tailored in late nineteenth-century style, but the fabric was probably woven earlier, in the late eighteenth century. This kind of textile is unique to Kashmir, where for decades families in the trade had spun, dyed, designed, and woven textiles for the emperors. A number of inscribed textiles of similar patterning and construction are known to have been made in Amritsar, and so this fabric is also assumed to have come from there.

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