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made in India

Postcard of Bag.
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This green velvet bag embroidered in gold and silver thread dates to 1850 - 1900 and was made in India, probably Delhi.

The bag is of green velvet and rectangular in shape. The front is embroidered in gold and silver thread and spangles with a panel of conventional floral design. There is a fringe of gold thread all round and a tassel at one corner.

The bag was made to contain the address, presented by the inhabitants to Queen Victoria on the occasion of her Jubilee, 1887.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-578-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1936.429
Date: 1850 - 1900
Between 1850 and 1900
Material: Green velvet embroidered in gold and silver thread
Dimensions: 15.00" x 11.25"
Subject: Textiles
Where: India
Event: Jubilee of Queen Victoria
Description: Green velvet bag embroidered in gold and silver thread and showing a conventional floral design with a fringe of gold thread: Indian, 1850 - 1900
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