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Shawl (dopatta) of block-printed cotton. Dull red ground, with a white resist (?) pattern as follows: field patterned with a small diaper dot design. Side borders with repeating spiky leafy or dagger frieze encroaching on the field, and beyond it, along to the edge of the cloth, a scroll pattern with stylised floral rosettes in the intervals. In the end borders, this double border is repeated, with beyond it a series of other narrow border patterns, e.g. an alternately repeating spot-and-rosette pattern, a form of swastika or key pattern, a scroll-and-rosette pattern, and finally a spiky leaf or tree frieze growing from a trellis and reaching out into a large plain red expanse towards the end of the cloth.
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Length: 195 cm, Width: 102 cm
Object history note
Transferred from the Circulation department. These objects (IS.6-1977 to IS.41-1977) were in Circulation's travelling exhibition, "The Arts of Village India". They formerly bore the numbers C24959 to C24994. C24984, a cradle-cloth, is missing-stolen at Birkenhead in 1973. (Registered File number 1976/616)
Formerly numbered C24990.
Historical context note
Worn by women of the Bhil tribes in the vicinity of Chhota Udaipur.
Shawl (dopatta), block-printed cotton, Gujarat, India, 1971-72
Floral patterns; Key pattern; Swastikas; Diaper-work
South & South East Asia Collection