Hanging

1971-1972 (made)
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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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton appliqué on jute
Brief Description
Hanging, cotton appliqué on jute, Bihar, India, 1971-72
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 91cm
  • Width: 141cm
Object history
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.
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Collection
Accession Number
IS.38-1977

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