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Wrapped Garment

  • Place of origin:

    Arcot (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wrapped garment, block-printed cotton. Red ground with patterns printed in black over resist-printed white areas,, with added deatils painted in red. Field design of staggered rows of small flowers. End borders with row of large butas (floral sprigs) framed by floral meanders.

Place of Origin

Arcot (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed


Length: 252 cm, Width: 111 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 2535: 'Mans Garment / Dupatta / Arcot, Madras / 55 / Crimson look - Cotton printed'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Wrapped garment, shawl or shoulder cloth, red cotton block-printed with floral design, Arcot, Tamil Nadu, ca. 1855; Textiles; Man's Clothes




Block printed; Mordant dyed

Subjects depicted

Buta; Flowers; Plants


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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