1800 - 1830
Silk and silver thread
1310 mm (L); 1310 mm (W)Order this image
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
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Shawl handkerchief; red silk square bordered with a small-scale geometric diaper. Ornate motif based on the Kashmir/Paisley cone embroidered in silver thread and blue silk in each corner of the field; lengths of silver braid and tassels were originally attached at regular intervals round all four sides (most missing) S. or W.India (Madras or Bombay/Surat), early 19th century. See 'Treasures from India' catalogue pg.101.
Accepted by HM Treasury on 21st March, 1963 in lieu of tax and conveyed to National Trust ownership on 29th November 1963.