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Chintz piece

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

  • Museum number:

    IS.1771-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete length of striped cotton, with floral meanders alternating with flower buds, in blue, red, white and green. Resist-dyed and mordant-dyed with painted mustard yellow. Glazed or burnished, to give a glossy surface. Printed cartouche at one end gives the name of Ali Ahmad Sayyid and the Islamic date 1298.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

Marks and inscriptions

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

Dimensions

Length: 170 cm, Width: 94 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Textile, chintz piece, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton, Machilipatnam, 1880

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Resist-dyed; Dyed

Subjects depicted

Floral; Striped

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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