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Floor cover

  • Place of origin:

    South India (made)
    Machilipatnam (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, glazed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

South India (made)
Machilipatnam (probably, made)


ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, mordant-dyed, resist-dyed and painted, glazed


Length: 392 cm, Width: 141 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a cover, a domestic textile.

Descriptive line

Textile, chitz floor cover, mordant-dyed and resist-dyed, and block printed, South India, probably Machilipatnam, ca. 1855-1879




Woven; Resist dyed; Mordant dyed; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Buta; Flowers


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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