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Mashru

ca. 1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven cotton (wefts) and silk (warps)
Brief Description
Fragment of mashru (silk faced, cotton-backed weave), with red, green and yellow stripes, Surat, c.1855; Textiles
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 131cm
  • Width: 49.5cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 3094: 'Satin Cotton Back / Mushroo / Surat / 55/ Crimson Green & Yellow Stripes'
Historical context
The complete object would have been intended for use as a garment (or to be made up into garments), clothng.
Bibliographic Reference
Indian ikat textiles / Rosemary Crill. London: V&A Publications, 1998 Number: 1851772421p. 139, pl. 115
Other Number
3094 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
0301(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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