Dress worn by Lady Benson at the Delhi Durbar: c. 1911

 
Dress worn by Lady Benson at the Delhi Durbar: c. 1911
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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This dress was worn by Lady Benson at the Delhi Durbar. This spectacular event was held to commemorate the visit of the newly crowned King George V to India in 1911.

The dress has a separate bodice and skirt. The front panel of the skirt and band of the bodice are embroidered with a design from the carving on the Red Stone Palace built for Mariam Bibi. The bodice is decorated with lace made by Indian women taught by Christian missionaries.

Image Details

Date
 
1911 AD - 1911 AD
Image Number
 
008220

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