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Shawl

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal (possibly (script is Bengali), made)
    Mathura (possibly: according to register description, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed

  • Museum number:

    IS.1110-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete shawl of yellow cotton, block printed with Bengali inscriptions and Vishnu's feet designs in brick red.

Place of Origin

Bengal (possibly (script is Bengali), made)
Mathura (possibly: according to register description, made)

Date

ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed

Dimensions

Length: 188 cm, Width: 93 cm

Object history note

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

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Shawl (dupatta), printed cotton, blocks of script, Bengal or possibly Mathura, ca. 1881-1882

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Block printed

Subjects depicted

Feet; Text

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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