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Cover or hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cover or hanging, block printed, resist-dyed, mordant-dyed and painted cotton. The field has a large floral medallion design surrounded by flowering plants, there are also floral medallions in the corners on green ground, the borders have a running design of flowers and birds. Patched with another floral chintz, a later cotton backing and borders have been added.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

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


Length: 137 cm, Width: 90 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a cover or hanging, for domestic use.

Descriptive line

Textile, cover or hanging, floral medallion and flowering plant design, block printed, resist-dyed, mordant-dyed, painted and glazed cotton, Machilipatnam, early 19th century




Resist dyed; Mordant dyed; Painted; Block printed

Subjects depicted

Tiger; Deer; Birds; Floral; Peacocks; Cones


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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