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Towels

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (material possibly from Bengal, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton

  • Museum number:

    5582(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Three pieces, towels, woven on one piece of heavy textured cotton.

Place of Origin

Madras (material possibly from Bengal, made)

Date

ca. 1866 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 8 6 Bengal muslin thick/bathing Towels 1/4 x 1 yard/at Rupees 6/2 per Dozen'
Handwritten paper label, attached to object.

Dimensions

Length: 375 cm, Width: 88 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Each piece would have been intended for use as a towel, to dry the body.

Descriptive line

Textile, three towels on one piece, unbleached cotton, Madras, ca. 1866

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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