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Jamdani Stole

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (Made)
    Bangladesh (made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    6173(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White muslin scarf, figured in the loom ('jamdani' work). Repeated plant motif on ends, trailing plants on borders. Field woven with palmette rosettes.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (Made)
Bangladesh (made)

Date

c.1855 (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 255 cm, Width: 63 cm, Weight: 60 g

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as garment/clothing.

Descriptive line

Jamdani stole, white with floral pattern, Dhaka, c.1855; Textiles

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.67
Arts of Bengal : the heritage of Bangladesh and eastern India : an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum : 9 November-30 December 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery ..., 12 January-17 February 1980, Manchester City Art Gallery ... . [London]: Whitechapel Art Gallery, [1979] Number: 085488047X (pbk.) :
p. 77, p. 97, pl. 23 (detail).
Ashmore, Sonia. "Muslin", London, V&A Publishing, 2012.
p. 77, pl. 4 (detail).
Das, N. and Llewellyn-Jones, R. (eds.). Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal, ISBN 978-81-921106-9-1. Marg, Mumbai, 2013. ISBN 978-81-921106-9-1.

Materials

Cotton; Muslin

Techniques

Jamdani

Subjects depicted

Plants

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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