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  • Place of origin:

    Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli, made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, silk, metal-wrapped thread, woven, brocaded

  • Museum number:

    6028 to F(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli, made)


c.1855 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, silk, metal-wrapped thread, woven, brocaded

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Appears in Forbes Watsons' 'The Textile Manufactures of India', No.172: 'WOMAN'S GARMENT / Cotton & Silk; borders and ends: gold in principal ends. / Length 7 yards 27 inches; width 1 yard 5 inches; weight 1lb. 7 1/2 oz.; price 1l. 1s. / From: TRICHINOPOLY; bought in MADRAS BAZAAR'

Historical context note

The complete piece would have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Parts of a sari, purple cotton with supplementary weft decoration in white and metal-wrapped thread, Tiruchirappalli, c.1855; Textiles; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Silk; Metal-wrapped thread


Woven; Brocaded


Textiles; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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