Aari Embroidery Fragment
Aari embroidery flourished in Gujarat, under Mughal patronage, and is characterized by motifs composed of series of fine chain stitches. The process involves the use of a hooked needle that is similar to, but finer than, that used in tambour work. This selvage-to-selvage fragment of fine cotton is adorned with a repeating pattern of flowers in various shades of blue, orange, green and metallic thread.
Circa: 19th century
Material: silk and metallic thread embroidery on cotton
Condition: fragment in good condition with some light staining
Dimensions: 25" x 22"
Inventory number: TX4379