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Handkerchiefs

Handkerchiefs

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton

  • Museum number:

    4885(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete length of plain-woven cotton, white with red checks, probably intended to be cut up into handkerchiefs.

Place of Origin

Madras (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton

Dimensions

Length: 736 cm approx., estimate, Width: 90 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Probably intended to be made up into separate kerchiefs, to cover the head.

Descriptive line

Textile, length of handkerchiefs, checked, woven cotton, Madras, ca. 1855

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven

Subjects depicted

Chequerwork

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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