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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Burhanpur (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    0690(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 6A

Place of Origin

Burhanpur (made)

Date

1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Width: 158 cm, Length: 333 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 26] '0690. SCARF. Coloured silk, gold embroidered; Burhampore. 8243'

Descriptive line

Sari, woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, 1855

Labels and date

5. SARI
Woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread.
Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
1855
0690 (IS)

Transferred from the India Museum
in 1879
This lavish sari includes a form of tapestry weave that is a feature of Central Indian fabrics. The technique is especially associated with the town of Paithan, but it was probably done in several centres around the city of Aurangabad. The acquisition records of the India Museum state that this sari was acquired in Burhanpur. [27/9/2013]

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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