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  • Place of origin:

    Madurai (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1880-82 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cotton, silk wefts

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sari in four fragments, red cotton warps and blue cotton wefts, with weft ikat trellis pattern in the field; one end left plain. Orange silk weft band in both end borders, principle border wider. Side borders of white diamond pattern on dark blue

Place of Origin

Madurai (made)


c. 1880-82 (made)

Materials and Techniques

cotton, silk wefts


Width: 105 cm, Length: 707 cm Full sari, Length: 96 cm IS. 1741-1883, Length: 191 cm Part B, Length: 188 cm Part C, Length: 232 cm Part A

Object history note

1880 Register entry: Dress piece (Sari). Cotton. Woven with a check pattern of spots in white on a purple ground with narrow side borders in black, white and yellow. The principle end border has transverse bands and stripes in orange silk and white cottton. Madura. 19th cent. L.23 ft. 9 in, W. 3 ft 6 in. Bought 8s 6d

Descriptive line

Sari in four fragments, purple cotton with white ikat trellis pattern and orange ends, Madurai, c.1881-1882; Textiles; Clothing; Women's clothes

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

p.77, pl. 59
Indian ikat textiles / Rosemary Crill. London: V&A Publications, 1998 Number: 1851772421


Cotton; Silk thread


Weaving; Ikat


Textiles; Clothing; Women's clothes; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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