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Floor cover

  • Place of origin:

    Sialkot (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and painted

  • Museum number:

    IPN.954

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and painted

Dimensions

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

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Block printed; Woven; Painted

Subjects depicted

Floral; Flowers; Peacocks; Medallions

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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