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Jamdani Sari

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (made)
    Bangladesh (made)

  • Date:

    c.1880 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Muslin sari with patterning in discontinuous cotton weft (jamdani). White ground with field of diagonally arranging alternating red and blue medallions. Borders of alternating red and blue running motifs, and four red corner kalkas (two at each end).

Place of Origin

Dhaka (made)
Bangladesh (made)


c.1880 (made)


Length: 3280 mm, Length: 328 cm, width: 86 cm, Width: 860 mm, Weight: 220 g

Object history note

Purchased by Caspar Purdon Clarke in Dhaka. 1883 Register entry: 'DRESS PIECE. Muslin. The centre figured with a conventional floral design in red and blue. Double borders in the same colour. Each corner contains cones. Dacca. L. 11 ft.. W. 2 ft. 10 in. Bought, 7s. 6d. 665. IS 1883'.

Historical context note

Intended for use as garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Jamdani sari, white with patterning in red and blue, Dhaka, c.1880; Textiles; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Muslin




Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; Costumes


South & South East Asia Collection

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