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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and mordant-dyed

  • Museum number:

    5424(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cut fragment, block printed and mordant-dyed, and probably painted, the field has a latticework design containing a design resembling birds in a nest, decorative floral borders and hems, the colours are predominantly red, blue, green, yellow and black; the main end border contains a floral finial design.

Place of Origin

South India (made)

Date

ca. 1855-1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and mordant-dyed

Dimensions

Length: 183 cm, Width: 131 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

The complete object was possibly intended as a garment.

Descriptive line

Textile, cut fragment, block printed and dyed cotton, South India, for the Malay market, ca. 1855-1879

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Block printed; Mordant dyed; Woven

Subjects depicted

Floral; Nest; Birds

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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