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Handkerchiefs

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton

  • Museum number:

    4854(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Eight handkerchiefs on one length of woven cotton, green, red and orange checks.

Place of Origin

Madras (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton

Dimensions

Length: 577 cm, Width: 74 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879.

Historical context note

Each piece would have been intended as a kerchief, to cover the head and shoulders.

Descriptive line

Textile, handkerchief length, woven cotton, Madras, ca. 1855

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven

Subjects depicted

Chequerwork

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Hats & headwear; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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