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Sari

  • Place of origin:

    Baharampur (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Discharge-printed silk in imitation of tie-dye.

  • Museum number:

    IS.677-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'Berhampore silk', whether raw or manufactured, referred to products from four different local centres which were marketed at Berhampore (modern Baharampur); it was then a substantial industry. Tie-dyeing and its printed imitations are no longer produced in West Bengal. In 1882, this sari was probably resist-dyed.

Physical description

Silk sari printed in imitation of tie-dye with small white spots on a blue ground forming a trellis in the centre; and broad border of boteh.

Place of Origin

Baharampur (made)

Date

ca.1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Discharge-printed silk in imitation of tie-dye.

Dimensions

Width: 91 cm, Length: 685 cm

Object history note

This sari was bought for the Museum in India in 1882 by Caspar Purdon Clarke.

Descriptive line

Sari. Berhampore, ca. 1880.

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

pp.176-77, Fig. 80.
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Boteh

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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