Floor Cover

ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Floor cover, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, the field has a central medallion, a design also partly featured in the corners, composed of rings of flowering plants, larger plants and foliage fill the rest of the field, there are several borders of buta and flowering plants. With a slightly glazed finish. Complete piece, composed of smaller pieces joined.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven cotton, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, glazed
Brief Description
Textile, chitz floor cover, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, and block printed, South India, probably Machilipatnam, ca. 1855-1879
Physical Description
Floor cover, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, the field has a central medallion, a design also partly featured in the corners, composed of rings of flowering plants, larger plants and foliage fill the rest of the field, there are several borders of buta and flowering plants. With a slightly glazed finish. Complete piece, composed of smaller pieces joined.
Dimensions
  • Length: 392cm
  • Width: 141cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a cover, a domestic textile.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
8614(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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