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Wrapped Garment

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven muslin, block printed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Block printed muslin shoulder or waist cloth, white ground block printed in red with two horizontal bands of two diferent styles of buta (flowering sprigs) in ends, divided by narrow red patterned bands. Same patterned band design used in side borders.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (Probably, made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven muslin, block printed

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription at one end reading 'naan'. Tax stamp at one corner (octroi)


Length: 285 cm, Width: 107 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 3663: 'Cotton Printed Kerchief / Bombay (Whence received) / 55 / Printed borders and ends, Muslin material'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, as clothing.

Descriptive line

Shoulder or waist cloth, white cotton ground with printed red flower end borders, probably Rajasthan, ca. 1855; Textiles; Accessories; Men's Clothes


Muslin; Cotton


Block printed

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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