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Curtain or cover

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1881-1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Curtain or cover, hand painted with two trees of life and two peacocks at each end with a large circular medallion in the centre containing floral designs, surrounded by festoons and patterned bands. Red, black and green on a white ground. Complete piece.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (made)


ca. 1881-1882 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, painted


Length: 278 cm, Width: 188 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881-1882.

Historical context note

Intended for use as a domestic textile, a curtain or cover.

Descriptive line

Textile, curtain or cover, trees of life and peacocks, cotton, dyed and painted, Machilipatnam, ca. 1881-1882




Woven; Painted

Subjects depicted

Floral; Festoons; Medallions


Textiles; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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