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Complete sari, block printed cotton, field of geometric design in red on undyed background; side borders with spotted design. Two end borders, one larger, one smaller, patterned with yellow, green and red horizontal bands finishing in a row of butas against a black background.
Place of Origin
Length: 408 cm, Width: 106 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 pink lattic pattern on a red ground. Bordering of running floral pattern and green, yellow and red sprays on black ground. Baroda. L. 13ft., W. 3ft. 8in. 35. IS. 1883'
Sari, block printed cotton, Baroda, Gurajat, c.1881; Textiles; Clothing
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)
Textiles; Clothing; Women's clothes; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project
South & South East Asia Collection