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  • Place of origin:

    Sanganer (made)
    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881-1882 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cut length of block printed cotton, yellow ground with all-over design of staggered rows of butis (flowering sprigs) in red and green with white flower centres. One end is complete with two printed bands of red, the other is cut.

Place of Origin

Sanganer (made)
Rajasthan (made)


ca. 1881-1882 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed


Length: 436 cm, Width: 95.5 cm max

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882. 1883 Register entry: 'CLOTH. Cotton. Printed with a repeating sprig pattern in red, green, and white on a yellow ground. Sanganir, Jeypore. 19th cent. L. 14 ft. 11 in., W. 3 ft. 3 in. 2462-1883 (IS)'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment, as clothing.

Descriptive line

Length of block printed, yellow with floral buta design, Sanganer, Rajasthan, ca. 1881-1882; Textiles;




Block printed

Subjects depicted

Buta; Flowers


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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