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  • Place of origin:

    Benares (According to acquisition register, made)
    Baroda (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    c. 1881 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete sari of block printed cotton, field of red chevrons on undyed ground; two matching pattern end borders with horizontal bands of floral meanders and chevrons, ending with large buts on red ground. One end has been overprinted with yellow and green dye.

Place of Origin

Benares (According to acquisition register, made)
Baroda (Probably, made)


c. 1881 (made)


Width: 93 cm, Length: 514 cm

Object history note

1883 Register entry: 'GARMENT. Printed cotton. Pattern of continuous chevrons in red on a pink ground. Wide end borders of cone-shaped shrubs and conventional floral ornament in various colours. Benares. L.17th 3 in., W. 3ft. 2in. Bought 4s. 794. IS. 1883'

Descriptive line

Sari, block printed cotton, probably Baroda (acquired in Benares), 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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