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Length of printed cotton

Length of printed cotton

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:

    IS.1772-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Length of block printed cotton, complete except for a small piece missing from one corner. Printed with an ogival lattice pattern in red, blue, white, green and mustard yellow. Mordant-dyed and resist-dyed with painted yellow. Printed cartouche at one end gives the name of Ali Ahmed Sayyid and the Islamic date of 1298 (= 1880-1 AD).

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

Printed cartouche at one end gives the name of Ali Ahmed Sayyid and the date of 1298.
dated 1298, Islamic date equivalent to AD 1880

Dimensions

Length: 340 cm, Width: 94.5 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Textile, cotton, resist dyed and mordant-dyed, block printed, painted, Machilipatnam, 1880

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Resist-dyed; Dyed; Woven

Subjects depicted

Lattice

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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