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  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    c.1880 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete cotton sari, plain weave of red warps and blue wefts, with a band of metal-wrapped thread at one end a stripe of white cotton at the other. Narrow dark blue borders.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)


c.1880 (made)


Width: 98.6 cm, Length: 665 cm

Object history note

1883 Register Entry: 'DRESS PIECE (Sari). Cotton. The warp is red, the weft of blue cotton. The principal end has a narrow transverse band and stripe in gold thread. Masulipatam. 19th cent. L. 22ft. 2 in., W. 3 ft. 3 in. Bought, 6s.'

Descriptive line

Complete sari, dark red cotton, Machilipatnam, c.1880; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothing


Cotton (textile); Metal-wrapped thread




Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; Women's clothes


South & South East Asia Collection

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