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  • Place of origin:

    Hassan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed and resist-dyed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Garment, possibly shawl or wrap, dyed, resist and block printed in terracotta and black. The design features a central medallion, the field has a floral motif within a lattice of spots, decorative borders with additional terracotta and blue designs with applique. The end borders have sprays of flowers.

Place of Origin

Hassan (made)


ca. 1855 - ca. 1879 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed and resist-dyed


Length: 203 cm, Width: 105 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. 1880 Register entry: '05827. PETTICOAT. Printed. Bodice, printed. Scarf, printed; Hassan, Mysore. 6164.' Slip book entry 6164: 'Suit of clothes / Hassan, Mysore / no invoice price / Original nos. 198 / worn by Lumbanees'

Descriptive line

Textile, scarf, wrapped garment or head cover, block-printed and resist-dyed cotton, applique, Hassan, ca. 1855-1879




Block printed; Resist dyed; Woven

Subjects depicted

Medallion; Spots; Floral


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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