Piña Scarf from Madras, India

Piña scarf from Madras, India, c. 1855. Piña scarf from Madras, India, c. 1855. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. 0317(IS).

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a scarf made of piña (pineapple) cloth with cotton thread embroidery. The embroidery includes flower and leaf motifs. The shawl measures 285 x 44 cm. The scarf was embroidered in the Madras area around 1855. The scarf was part of the India Museum collection in London until 1879 when it was transferred to the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum).

V&A online catalogue  (retrieved 19 December 2016).


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