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Wrapped garment

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and possibly cotton, embroidered with muga silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wrapped garment of muga silk, possibly with cotton, woven with self-coloured stripes in borders, and embroidery in undyed muga silk, floral and foliate borders and buta in corners of field, and leaf designs in borders. Complete piece.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and possibly cotton, embroidered with muga silk


Length: 430 cm, Width: 102 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Textile, wrapped garment, muga silk and possibly cotton, embroidered, Dhaka, ca. 1855


Silk; Muga; Cotton


Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Buta; Leaves


Textiles; Clothing; Embroidery; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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