Robe

19th century (made)

Unknown

Length: 47 in, Width: 47 in across the sleeves

IM.282-1920 SSEA

Robe (Choga) for a man of satin embroidered in silver and silver-gilt threads, Delhi, 19th century

Robe (Choga) for a man of 'vieux rose' satin embroidered in silver and silver-gilt threads. The breast, sleeves and bottom border are embroidered. The side seams and pocket-hole is in a lighter style. The breast and sleeves have a design of interlocking circles with silver middles edged with bands of scrolling foliate ornament. Below the breast panel is a heart-shaped pendant device. The bottom border has an upper band of foliated crocketing, over a band of alternately reversed floral sprays separated from each other by diagonally-placed curving leaves.

Given by Lady Ratan Tata

Location: In Storage

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