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MOA: University of British Columbia


Rectangular cover in a light brownish-pink silk, embroidered with heart, vine-like and triangular designs. Three concentric rectangles with circle at centre in brass metal thread. Small mirror decorations. Edged with fringe in alternating sections of green, orange, red, dark blue or purple with beaded ends. Each corner has a roundel with flower design of cowrie shells with metal centre, and tassels extending out in silk and metal threads.

  • Type of Item cover
  • Culture Pashtun
  • Material glass, metal, shell, silk fibre, cotton fibre, dye
  • Measurements height 47.0 cm, width 71.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh
  • Received from Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh

  • Made in Pakistan

  • Ownership Date before November 20, 2018
  • Acquisition Date on November 20, 2018

  • Item Classes textiles
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3332/0040