About this object

An oblong silk brocade envelope for carrying official letters. Silk brocade in cerise pink with gold buti (small discs) in horizontal off-set rows. The edge is finished in yellow. A small amount of red sealing wax is still visible.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing; Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Wax
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    109 mm x 338 mm; x 4 5/16 in x 13 5/16 in
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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