Manuscript Bag

18th century - 19th century (Made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

A long rectangular bag of painted and dyed cotton (chintz). Sewn at three of the four edges. Mordant- and resist-dyed design in red, dark-blue, light-blue, and black on a plain ground. The main design is like an export chintz made for the Western market, while the smaller floral pattern and the triangular tumpals are like those made for South-East Asia. Draw-string lacking.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chintz
Brief Description
Red, dark-blue, light-blue, and black bag made of Indian chintz; eighteenth or nineteenth century.
Physical Description
A long rectangular bag of painted and dyed cotton (chintz). Sewn at three of the four edges. Mordant- and resist-dyed design in red, dark-blue, light-blue, and black on a plain ground. The main design is like an export chintz made for the Western market, while the smaller floral pattern and the triangular tumpals are like those made for South-East Asia. Draw-string lacking.
Dimensions
  • Length: 89cm
  • Width: 35cm
Production
Used in Sri Lanka
Collection
Accession Number
IS.109-2001

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record createdNovember 28, 2001
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