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handkerchief

  • Place of origin:

    Tamil Nadu (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    8311(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Handkerchief, towel or napkin, white cotton, woven with a texture, block printed around the borders with a flowing floral design in red.

Place of Origin

Tamil Nadu (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 124.5 cm, Width: 68 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a handkerchief or towel to dry the body, or as a napkin.

Descriptive line

Textile, handkerchief or napkin, floral design, block printed cotton, Madras, 19th century

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Block printed; Woven

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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