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Quilt cover

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Textile, quilt cover, coarse, unbleached cotton, block printed, mordant-dyed and possibly painted, the field has an ornate diaper design containing flower heads, the side borders contain a geometric and floral design, the end border a geometric design. Made up of two pieces joined.

Place of Origin

India (made)


ca. 1881 - 1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

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


Length: 169 cm, Width: 104 cm

Object history note

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

Historical context note

Intended for use as a cover, a domestic textile.

Descriptive line

Textile, quilt cover, block printed and mordant-dyed cotton, India, ca. 1881-1882




Woven; Block printed; Mordant dyed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Diaper work; Floral; Geometric


Textiles; Household objects; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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