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  • Place of origin:

    Kamalia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed, painted

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


ca. 1881 - ca. 1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, mordant-dyed and block printed, painted


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




Woven; Mordant dyed; Block printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Chevrons; Flowers; Niches; Buta


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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