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Cape (India), 17th century

This is a Cape. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is s-spun tussah silk embroidery, z-spun cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in chain and back stitch with french knots on two layers of plain weave; inner layer of unspun cotton. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth Haynes.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 85.1 x 193 cm (33 1/2 x 76 in.)

Cite this object as

Cape (India), 17th century; s-spun tussah silk embroidery, z-spun cotton foundation; H x W: 85.1 x 193 cm (33 1/2 x 76 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth Haynes; 1951-41-1

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18388629/ |title=Cape (India), 17th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 February 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>