10 mars 2009

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda, Gujarat, India, circa 1865

The Pearl Carpet of Baroda, Gujarat, India, circa 1865 The foundation of silk and fine deer hide is densely embroidered overall with a design worked in strings of natural 'Basra' pearls, measuring approximately 1-3mm, and English coloured glass beads. There are on average 78 pearls and beads per vertical dm. (10cm.), and 68 per horizontal dm., equalling a density of c.4,990 pearls and beads per dm2, The total area of the carpet is c.45,670cm.2 Making allowance for the three large diamond filled rosettes (c.440cm2),... [Lire la suite]
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