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Patka

  • Place of origin:

    South-east India (Possibly, made)
    Deccan (Possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c.1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. P. Baker

  • Museum number:

    IS.79-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Patka (waist sash) of hand-drawn mordant- and resist-dyed cotton (kalamkari, or chintz). White field; end borders with a row of six plants with purple flowers and green leaves, minor and side borders with floral meander of the same blossoms and leaves against a mustard ground.

Place of Origin

South-east India (Possibly, made)
Deccan (Possibly, made)

Date

c.1745 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Marks and inscriptions

Circular stamp at one end with Persian inscription and date of 1158 (1745 CE). Two small rectangular stamps with Persian inscriptions at other end and a hand drawn inscription with the number 1158[?]. Two faint rectangular stamps with Persian inscriptions in the field.

Dimensions

Width: 59.5 cm, Length: 340.5 cm

Descriptive line

Patka (waist sash), mordant- and resist-dyed cotton (kalamkari, or chintz), Deccan or South-east India, c.1745; Textles; Men's clothes

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Mordant-dyed; Resist dyed

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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