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Handkerchief

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plantain fibre, woven

  • Museum number:

    4961(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A square handkerchief of undyed (plantain) banana fibre, side and end borders of red cotton and metal-wrapped thread.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plantain fibre, woven

Marks and inscriptions

'Dacca/Hurry Mohun Roy/No 19/1 Handkerchief of Plantain/Fibre-This is the first Which./has been made with this fibre'/Price Rs 10--"--/Ten'
paper label, handwritten in ink, attached to object

'India Museum'
paper label attached to first label

Dimensions

Length: 47 cm, Width: 44 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a handkerchief.

Descriptive line

Textile, handkerchief, plantain fibre, Dhaka, ca. 1867.

Production Note

The slip book notes that the object is 'the first which has been made with the fibre', bought from Dacca Hurry Monundry. Listed in India Museum as No. 19.

Materials

Banana fibre

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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