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Wrapped Garment

  • Place of origin:

    Sanganer (probably, made)
    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fine cotton waist cloth or head cover, block printed with red and black designs on a white ground. Field has a all-over design of small stylised flowering sprigs (butis), ends have two rows of larger flowers separate by bands with scrolling meaders.

Place of Origin

Sanganer (probably, made)
Rajasthan (made)


ca. 1855-1879 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed

Marks and inscriptions

Small undeciphered inscription in red at one corner, black tax stamp (octroi) in another


Length: 292 cm, Width: 135 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. No slip number.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, as clothing.

Descriptive line

Headcover or waist cloth, white cotton block-printed with floral designs in red and black, Rajastahn, probably Sanganer, ca. 1855-1879; Textiles; Accessories


Muslin; Cotton


Block printed

Subjects depicted



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


South & South East Asia Collection

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