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  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881-1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed, mordant-dyed and painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Curtain, with curtain rings attached, cotton, block printed, mordant-dyed and painted with tree designs, The trees are within ornamental designs of flowers, foliage and birds, above ornamental mounds, around which are tigers and other animals. A sentry stands stand at either end, each has a bird on each shoulder.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)


ca. 1881-1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed, mordant-dyed and painted


Length: 1063 cm, Height: 166 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a curtain, for domestic use.

Descriptive line

Textile, curtain, sentries, flowers, foliage and birds, block printed, mordant-dyed and painted cotton, Machilipatnam, ca. 1881-1882




Block printed; Mordant dyed; Resist dyed

Subjects depicted

Tigers; Foliage; Birds; Flowers; Trees


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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