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Mashru

  • Place of origin:

    Surat (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton (wefts) and silk (warps)

  • Museum number:

    0301(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of mashru, silk warps, cotton wefts, satin weave, warp ikat. Red stripes alternating with green and blue ikat stripes with gold-coloured silk and additional gold and black fine stripes.

Place of Origin

Surat (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton (wefts) and silk (warps)

Dimensions

Length: 131 cm, Width: 49.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 3094: 'Satin Cotton Back / Mushroo / Surat / 55/ Crimson Green & Yellow Stripes'

Historical context note

The complete object would have been intended for use as a garment (or to be made up into garments), clothng.

Descriptive line

Fragment of mashru (silk faced, cotton-backed weave), with red, green and yellow stripes, Surat, c.1855; Textiles

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 139, pl. 115
Indian ikat textiles / Rosemary Crill. London: V&A Publications, 1998 Number: 1851772421

Materials

Cotton; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Woven

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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