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Cover

  • Place of origin:

    Kamalia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed, painted

  • Museum number:

    IS.1803-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cover, mordant-dyed and block printed cotton bed or floor cover, with hand painting, the field has an abstract, circular floral design within a quatrefoil lattice. The borders are abstract rows of buta and trailing plants, between narrower borders of flower and chevron designs. The hems also have a deep band of repeated flowering plants within architectural niches. The colours are predominantly red and green with some yellow and blue. Complete piece.

Place of Origin

Kamalia (made)

Date

ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed, painted

Dimensions

Length: 244 cm, Width: 180 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a cover, a household object.

Descriptive line

Textile, cover, cotton, mordant-dyed, block printed and painted, Kamalia, ca. 1881-1882

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Mordant dyed; Block printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Chevrons; Flowers; Niches; Buta

Categories

Textiles; Household objects; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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