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Fragment

18th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cotton fabrics with repeating floral designs like this one were usually used for garments at the Mughal and Deccani courts. This piece was formerly in the toshkhana (wardrobe store) of the Nizams of Hyderabad in the Deccan. It may have been made in Burhanpur in the northern Deccan, a known centre of production of printed and painted textiles.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed, painted and dyed cotton
Brief Description
Fragment panel of printed, painted and dyed cotton, probably made in Burhanpur, 18th century.
Physical Description
Fragment panel of cotton printed and dyed with a repeating pattern of staggered rows of yellow roses. Printed in four colours. The ground is impressed with a diamond trellis. Repetitions in horizontal rows and within the impressed trellis of a flowering rose-plant bearing three yellow roses, buds and green leaves. Two pieces sewn into one panel.
Dimensions
  • Length: 50.8cm
  • Width: 22cm
  • Length: 20.5in
  • Width: 9.25in
Styles
Gallery Label
FRAGMENT OF PIECE GOODS: Cotton printed, painted and dyed. Probably made in Burhampur. Probably from a length of cloth to be used for costume, this fragment was formerly in the textile store (toshakhana) of the Nizams of Hyderabad in the Deccan.(Nehru Gallery, 2001)
Credit line
Given by Nasli H. Heeramaneck, Esq.
Object history
Given by Mr. N.Heeramaneck
Summary
Cotton fabrics with repeating floral designs like this one were usually used for garments at the Mughal and Deccani courts. This piece was formerly in the toshkhana (wardrobe store) of the Nizams of Hyderabad in the Deccan. It may have been made in Burhanpur in the northern Deccan, a known centre of production of printed and painted textiles.
Bibliographic Reference
The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982 Number: ISBN 0 906969 26 3p. 100, cat. no. 280, Veronica Murphy
Collection
Accession Number
IM.51-1924

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record createdMarch 20, 2008
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