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Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Sind (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton

  • Museum number:

    IS.218-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular shawl or bed cover, with indigo dyed quatrefoil design on yellow ground, with dark brown details. Block printed wax resist in ajrakh technique. End borders with floral medallions. Made up of two panels, sewn togather vertically.

Place of Origin

Sind (made)

Date

ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 252 cm, Width: 162 cm, Width: 81 cm one panel

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882. 1883 Register Entry: 'DRESS PIECE, "ANGARKHA." Printed cotton. Chintz pattern in blue on cream ground. Tatta, Sind. L. 8 ft. 2 in., W. 5 ft. 4 in. 218 IS. 1883"

Descriptive line

Textile, ajrakh, block printed and resist-dyed cotton, Sind, ca. 1881-1882

Materials

Cotton; Dye

Techniques

Block printed; Resist-dyed; Dyed

Subjects depicted

Floral

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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