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Floor cover

  • Place of origin:

    Sialkot (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long floor cloth (dastarkhan), block printed and painted cotton. Painted yellow field with printed floral design; three circular medallions at regular intervals; printed and painted corner motifs with peacocks. Two minor motifs on floral borders in red and green, borders on four sides with compartments with floral motifs. Made up of two panels sewn together vertically.

Place of Origin

Sialkot (made)


ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and painted


Length: 512 cm approx., Width: 184.5 cm

Historical context note

Used as a floor cloth for eating.

Descriptive line

Textile, floor cover, block printed and painted cotton, Sialkot, Punjab, ca. 1881-1882




Block printed; Woven; Painted

Subjects depicted

Peacocks; Flowers; Medallions; Floral


Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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