Sari

ca.1880 (made)
Sari thumbnail 1
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Sari
  • Sari
Materials and Techniques
Discharge-printed silk in imitation of tie-dye.
Brief Description
Sari. Berhampore, ca. 1880.
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.
Dimensions
  • Width: 91cm
  • Length: 685cm
Object history
This sari was bought for the Museum in India in 1882 by Caspar Purdon Clarke.
Subject depicted
Summary
'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.
Bibliographic Reference
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: 0944142303pp.176-77, Fig. 80.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.677-1883

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record createdJuly 29, 2008
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