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Napkins

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton

  • Museum number:

    5477(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Napkins of woven unbleached cotton, with textured design and narrow red bands in the borders.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'FOR PARIS EXHIBITION FROM HYDRABAD, SIND./General No. 80/Name Napkins/Produce of Talooka Hydrabad/Collectorate Hydrabad Sind/No. Quantity or Weight 12./Price R. 3.8.0'
Printed and handwritten paper label, attached to object.

Dimensions

Length: 620 cm, Width: 48 cm, Length: 52 cm including fringes, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Original price 1.8 Indian Rupees per six pieces.

Historical context note

Intended for use as napkins, household textiles.

Descriptive line

Textiles, twelve napkins, white cotton, Hyderabad, Sind, ca. 1867

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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