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Chintz piece

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:

    IS.1767-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete length of block printed cotton, red ground with repeat pattern of small floral sprigs. Resist-dyed, mordant-dyed and with painted areas of mustard yellow.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

printed cartouches at one end read MMS then in Persian 'Qalamkar'
Printed inscription in Persian, at top of object

'Shiraz Muhammed Mahdi/1298'
Printed in Persian at top of object, middle inscription; date 1298 equivalent to 1880.

'A'la numunmeh'
'Superior example'
Printed inscription in Persian, at top of object

Dimensions

Length: 320 cm, Width: 91.5 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Textile, chintz piece, red with floral pattern, block printed cotton, Machilipatnam, 1880

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Block printed; Resist dyed; Dyed; Painted

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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