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Prayer mat

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)
    Machilipatnam (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

  • Museum number:

    87-1889

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Printed cotton prayer mat, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed, with a stylised architectural niche surmounted by flowers, the borders have cone or elongated leaf designs surrounded by floral motifs which are repeated in the borders, the top edge has finials surrounded by a floral border.

Place of Origin

South India (made)
Machilipatnam (probably, made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

Dimensions

Length: 138 cm 19/11/2013, Width: 87 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a prayer mat.

Descriptive line

Textile, prayer mat, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed, South India, probably Machilipatnam (purchased in Iran), late 19th century

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Resist dyed; Mordant dyed; Block printed

Subjects depicted

Niche; Leaves; Prayer; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Religion; Islam; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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