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  • Place of origin:

    Assam (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin, woven with white cotton and gold thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plain white muslin with ends woven with floral design in white and gold metal thread. Still folded and tied with cotton thread, as originally acquired.

Place of Origin

Assam (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Muslin, woven with white cotton and gold thread

Marks and inscriptions

Left hand side: Scientific or English name/No 12./Cotton drop with golden edging/Nowgaong

Right hand side: Native or/Provincial name/Chillong Chuddar/Presented by Baboo/Poddolab Borooah/Moousif
Blue paper label attached to object

Left hand side: 'INDIA-BENGAL/No. 530/Division. Group. Class./Name of article./Cotton dress with gold edgings/Where produced./Nowgong assam/Use. 107'

Right hand side: 'INDE-BENGALE/no. 530/Division. Groupe. Classe./Nom de l'article/Habillement-en cotonade/bordure d'or/Ou produit. Nowgong Assam/Usage.'
Paper label attached to object


Length: 42 cm, Width: 32 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

White muslin sash with gold ends, Assam, 19th century.


Muslin; Cotton; Cotton thread; Gold thread




Textiles; Clothing; Men's clothes; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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