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Wrapped Garment

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)
    Sanganer (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and dyed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shoulder or waist cloth, cotton block printed. Field design of small stylised flowers in red and black. End borders of two horizontal bands of larger floral motifs (butas) - different at each end. Hemmed at both ends.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)
Sanganer (Probably, made)


ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and dyed

Marks and inscriptions

Black tax stamp at one end (octroi). Paper label with 'W45' stuck to one end.


Length: 284 cm, Width: 106 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. No slip

Historical context note

Intended for use as a cover, for household use.

Descriptive line

Shoulder or waist-cloth, white cotton with black and red floral designs, Rajasthan, probably Sanganer, ca. 1855-1879; Textiles; Men's Clothes




Block printed; Dyed

Subjects depicted

Buta; Floral


Textiles; Men's clothes; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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