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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Muzaffarnagar (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881-1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton

  • Museum number:

    IS.1817-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand loom woven cotton textile (khes), possibly bedding but register describes as a 'dress piece'. Blue and white cotton, woven in squares with red and white borders, containing a blue and white geometric design. Made in one of the small scale cottage industries of Central and North Sindh. 'Khes' are labour intensive and expensive to produce, they are generally woven in sets of four pairs end to end, cut and then stitched together to produce the required width for bed covers.

Place of Origin

Muzaffarnagar (made)

Date

ca. 1881-1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton

Dimensions

Length: 460 cm, Width: 63 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon-Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882.

Historical context note

Intended for use as clothing, or bedding.

Descriptive line

Textile, khes, woven cotton, Muzaffargarh, ca. 1881-1882

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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