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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Aurangabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    799-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fabric like this uses silk alone to create a luxurious fabric. The repeating floral motif is typical of the Mughal and Deccani style used in all media including textiles. It was admired by design 'reformers' in Britain for its restraint. Aurangabad was an important centre for several types if silk weaving.

Physical description

Woven silk with a motif of leaves and red flowers on a green ground.

Place of Origin

Aurangabad (made)

Date

ca.1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Width: 77.5 cm, Length: 231 cm

Object history note

Purchased from 1851 Exhibition for £ 3.50 (£3.10s).

Historical context note

This was one of several examples of Indian textiles illustrated in Owen Jones's book, The Grammar of Ornament, (London, 1856).

Descriptive line

Textile, woven silk, Aurangabad, ca. 1850

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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