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Scarf

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Muslin, woven, with secondary cotton weave

  • Museum number:

    834-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White muslin scarf, figured in the loom ('jamdani' work). Repeated plant motif on ends, trailing plants on borders. Field woven with palmette rosettes.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Muslin, woven, with secondary cotton weave

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 824/1852/9.0 x 2.0'
paper label attached to object, with stamp of Department of Science and Art Museum

Dimensions

Length: 258 cm, Width: 60 cm

Object history note

1852 Register Entry: SCARF. Figured muslin. Indian (Dacca), modern. L. 8 ft. 9 in., W. 2 ft. Bought (Exhibition of 1851), 1£ 5s. 834-1852

Historical context note

Intended for use as clothing/garment.

Descriptive line

Textile, scarf, muslin jamdani, Dhaka, ca. 1850.

Materials

Muslin; Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Jamdani

Subjects depicted

Plants; Rosettes

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Accessories; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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