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  • Place of origin:

    Bihar (made)

  • Date:

    1971-1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton appliqué on jute

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanging of cotton appliqué on jute. Jute ground natural colour. Appliqué design mainly in dark, purplish-red cotton, with small areas of other colours: turquoise and royal blue, two different bright greens, yellow, rust, light brown, scarlet and white. Touches of cotton embroidery in chain stitch, in white, green, blue and yellow. Besides the bride in her palanquin, the design includes two pairs of bearers to hold the poles of the palanquin, a flowering tree at either end, flowering plants and birds on the ground, birds flying above. The figures are highly stylised. A border of the dark red cotton is applied to leave about an inch of the ground fabric visible all round.

Place of Origin

Bihar (made)


1971-1972 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton appliqué on jute


Height: 91 cm, Width: 141 cm

Object history note

Made for sale by the Bihar Village Industries Broad.

Transferred from the Circulation department. These objects (IS.6-1977 to IS.41-1977) were in Circulation's travelling exhibition, "The Arts of Village India". They formerly bore the numbers C24959 to C24994. C24984, a cradle-cloth, is missing-stolen at Birkenhead in 1973. (Registered File number 1976/616)

Formerly numbered C24991.

Descriptive line

Hanging, cotton appliqué on jute, Bihar, India, 1971-72


Jute; Cotton (textile)


Weaving; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Figures; Flowers; Birds; Palankeens




South & South East Asia Collection

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