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Chintz piece

  • 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.1768-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete length of block printed, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed cotton. White ground with floral trellis pattern in blue, black and red. Narrow outer border with floral meander. Printed cartouches at one end containing inscriptions.

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

Righthand cartouche: 'MMS'
Righthand and central section of central cartouche: 'Qalamkar Shiraz/1298/Mohammed/Mahdi'
Lefthand section of central cartouche: 'A'la Numuneh'
Lefthand cartouche: 'MMS'
Small cartouche with Telugu inscription' [undeciphered]
Lefthand section of central cartouche: 'Superior example'
Islamic date 1298, equivalent to A.D. 1880

Dimensions

Length: 320 cm, Width: 96 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882. 1883 Register entry: 'CHINTZ PIECE. Printed with a small repeating trellis containing a flower, in red, blue, and black on a white ground; a narrow border of running floral ornament. Masulipatam. 19th cent. L. 10 ft. 8 in., W. 3 ft. 2 in. Bought, 9s. 1768-1883 (IS)'

Descriptive line

Textile, chintz piece, complete length of block printed, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed cotton, Machilipatnam, 1880

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Block printed; Dyed; Woven; Resist dyed

Subjects depicted

Floral; Trellis

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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