Embroidered Kashmir Cloak

Detail of an embroidered Kashmir cloak, mid-19th century. Detail of an embroidered Kashmir cloak, mid-19th century. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.75-1964.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a mid-nineteenth century Kashmir man's cloak, made of extremely fine wool and embroidered with silk using running stitches. It measures 60 x 295 cm. According to curatorial information, this cloak was made for the European market.

The cloak shares certain features with the choga coat (such as the borders down the front; compare here), but also with European garments (the stiffened collar).

See the TRC Needles entry on Kashmir embroidery.

V&A online catalogue  (retrieved 10th December 2016).

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