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  • Place of origin:

    Sanganer (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881-1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Complete length of block-printed cotton, blue ground with repeat design of staggered rows of large floral motifs (buta) in red, green, black and yellow over white. Resist- and mordant-dyed with overpainting in yellow.

Place of Origin

Sanganer (made)


ca. 1881-1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed

Marks and inscriptions

Tax (octroi) stamp at one end.


Length: 593 cm, Width: 98 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882. 1883 register entry: 'CHINTZ, "CHEET", printed cotton. Pattern of large floral cones in red, yellow, white, and green on a blue ground. Sanganir, Jeypore. Modern. L.9ft.8in., W.3ft. 4in. 521(IS)-1883'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, as clothing.

Descriptive line

Length of block-printed cotton, blue ground with floral repeat pattern, Sanganer, ca. 1881-1882




Block printed

Subjects depicted

Buta; Floral


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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