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  • Place of origin:

    Baroda (made)

  • Date:

    c.1881 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete sari of block printed cotton, field of chevron pattern of red on undyed background, overprinted with green. Side borders of spotted design in black and white. End borders, one large and one small, of horizontal bands of yellow, green, red, and white and large butas on a black background.

Place of Origin

Baroda (made)


c.1881 (made)


Length: 412 cm, Width: 107 cm

Object history note

1883 Register entry: 'WOMAN'S GARMENT. "SARI". Printed cotton, in form of a shawl with narrow side and long end borders. Centre of green and pink chevrons on red ground. Bordering of running floral pattern, and yellow, green, and red sprays on black ground. Baroda. L.13ft. 10 in., W. 2ft. 7 in. 36. IS. 1883'

Descriptive line

Sari, block printed cotton, Baroda, Gujarat, c.1881; Textiles; Clothing

Production Note

Very similar in technique, materials, design and appearance to a group of saris recorded as being produced in Ahmedabad jail (IS.114-1883 to 119-1883)


Cotton (textile)


Block printing


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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