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Headcloth

Headcloth

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, dye. Weaving. dyeing

  • Museum number:

    5609(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scarf of woven cotton with long twisted and knotted end fringes.
White with red side borders.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, dye. Weaving. dyeing

Marks and inscriptions

Label on garment: "Bengal 2736 Burma"

Dimensions

Length: 240 cm, Length: 18 cm of fringe, Width: 33 cm

Object history note

India Museum Slip Book describes this garment as a woman's headdress which was received in 1867 and it original number was 2136.

Descriptive line

An unbleached cotton headcloth with red side borders originating from one of the Burmese Hill Tribes. The ends are finished with long twisted and knotted fringes. c. 1865

Materials

Cotton; Dye

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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