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desimonewayland: Embroidery with gold thread and pieces of beetle-wing on net, ca. 1880 - Madras, India Beetle wings were used by both indigenous groups such as the Naga of N.E. India and in sumptuous Mughal court dress. Beetle wing embroidery became fashionable in Europe in the 19th century. It was usually done in India, but sometimes in Europe, using imported cut and pierced sections of beetle wing.V&A

Beetlewing embroidery made in the in the Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras, India. The wing cases are from Jewel Beetles which shed them naturally throughout their lives

close-up of antique clothing    buttons, embroidery with metal thread

Buttons and embroidery detail of gentleman's sleeved waistcoat, of ivory satin embroidered with silk and silver threads, lined with ivory ribbed silk and fustian. The cuffs of the associated coat have been added to the waistcoat

An example and detail of beetlewing embroidery made in the in the Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras, India. The design is stitched in gold thread on black muslin net. The wing cases.

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textiles & clothing, , Gold and beetle wing-embroidered lace, 19th century. Three pieces uncut, plus cutout shaped dress parts and flounces on white cotton net, all hand embroidered with couched gold cord studded with green iridescent beetle wings; three flounces.

Embroidered, Misc Pieces, on Net, Couched Gold Cord & Beetle Wings.

victorian beetle wings

Three pieces uncut, plus cutout shaped dress parts and flounces on white cotton net, all hand embroidered with couched gold cord studded with green iridescent beetle wings;

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