Cloak

20th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

Mantle (Putkuli) of strong and coarse unbleached cotton cloth with tapestry-woven red and black stripes, hand-embroidered bands and stripes in indigo-dyed fibre of Nilgiri nettle (Girardina heterophylla). Mantle is double fold, and the two folds sewn together at one corner of the bottom. Ornament confined to one third of length worn on outside. Red bands alternate with dark blue bands embroidered in darn and loop-stitches in zig-zag and diamond motives, and stripes of chevron devices descending from broad black stripe. Woven and embroidered with stitching.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tapestry-woven and hand-embroidered cotton
Brief Description
Textile, cloak (Putkuli) of tapestry-woven and hand-embroidered cotton, Udagamandalam, 20th century.
Physical Description
Mantle (Putkuli) of strong and coarse unbleached cotton cloth with tapestry-woven red and black stripes, hand-embroidered bands and stripes in indigo-dyed fibre of Nilgiri nettle (Girardina heterophylla). Mantle is double fold, and the two folds sewn together at one corner of the bottom. Ornament confined to one third of length worn on outside. Red bands alternate with dark blue bands embroidered in darn and loop-stitches in zig-zag and diamond motives, and stripes of chevron devices descending from broad black stripe. Woven and embroidered with stitching.
Dimensions
  • Width: 128cm
  • Length: 232cm
  • Length: 96in
  • Width: 67in
Credit line
Given by Miss A.W. Dickinson
Object history
Given by Miss A W Dickinson
Production
Worn by a woman of the Toda pastoral tribe from Nilgiri Hills, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu.
Collection
Accession Number
IM.34-1925

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record createdAugust 31, 2004
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