Jamdani Stole

c.1855 (Made)
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White muslin scarf, figured in the loom ('jamdani' work). Repeated plant motif on ends, trailing plants on borders. Field woven with palmette rosettes.


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Brief Description
Jamdani stole, white with floral pattern, Dhaka, c.1855; Textiles
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 255cm
  • Width: 63cm
  • Weight: 60g
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as garment/clothing.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.67
  • Ashmore, Sonia. "Muslin", London, V&A Publishing, 2012.p. 77, p. 97, pl. 23 (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.p. 77, pl. 4 (detail).
Collection
Accession Number
6173(IS)

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record createdMarch 18, 2005
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