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Sari

  • Place of origin:

    Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli, made)

  • Date:

    c.1855 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, woven and brocaded.

  • Museum number:

    7668(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part of the field of a cotton sari, with no selvedges or ends. Red cotton warps, black cotton wefts, white cotton brocaded motifs throughout the field.

Place of Origin

Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli, made)

Date

c.1855 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, woven and brocaded.

Dimensions

Length: 496 cm, Width: 75 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Appears in Forbes Watsons' 'The Textile Manufactures of India', No.172: 'WOMAN'S GARMENT / Cotton & Silk; borders and ends: gold in principal ends. / Length 7 yards 27 inches; width 1 yard 5 inches; weight 1lb. 7 1/2 oz.; price 1l. 1s. / From: TRICHINOPOLY; bought in MADRAS BAZAAR'

Historical context note

The complete piece would have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Parts of a sari, purple cotton with supplementary weft decoration in white and metal-wrapped thread, Tiruchirappalli, c.1855; Textiles; Women's Clothes

Materials

Cotton; Cotton thread

Techniques

Woven; Brocaded

Categories

Textiles; Women's clothes; Clothing; Bonita Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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