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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Indian Embroidered Kincob 1854

Albumen print | 19.1 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800239

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Photograph showing a corner on an example of fine weaving from Ahmedabad in present-day Gujarat. The cloth has three outer borders, the first and third, almost identical, have floral decoration, the second has flowers and birds.

 'Kincob' is the hybrid Anglo-Indian name given to this fabric, woven in silk and metal-wrapped thread.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.1 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • 'Indian Embroidered Kincob'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
      • Asia
        • India
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art needlework
        • Embroidery
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
      • Decorative motifs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds