Embroidered Hand Cloth (Bhutan)

Embroidered hand cloth from Bhutan Embroidered hand cloth from Bhutan Copyright Victoria & Albert Museum, London, acc. no. IM.20-1933.

An embroidered hand cloth from Bhutan, localled called a chaksi pangkheb, dating to about 1900, is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. It is made of cotton with cotton and silk embroidery in darning stitch. This cloth was traditionally used for visitors to dry their hands. The cloth is almost 1.5 m long.

See also he TRC Needles entry on a lap cloth from Bhutan.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 2nd September 2016).


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