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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and painted

  • Museum number:

    IS.1714-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete piece of unbleached cotton, printed and hand painted, with a trellis pattern formed by fishes and containing floral rosettes, surrounded by a broad band of mounted warriors in red, black and yellow on a white ground. Border of foot soldiers in black, yellow and white on a red ground; additional floral borders.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)

Date

ca. 1881 - 1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and painted

Dimensions

Length: 250 cm, Width: 130 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882.

Descriptive line

Textile, fish and warrior design, piece of block printed and painted cotton, Machilipatnam, ca. 1881-1882

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Block printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Fishes; Trellis; Soldiers; Warriors; Rosettes

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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