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Turban cloth

Turban cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (City) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tie-dyed cotton

  • Museum number:

    IS.493-1883

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This cotton turban cloth is decorated using the tie-dye technique. It was originally 17 feet (approximately 6 metres) long.

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke (1846-1911) acquired the turban on his tour of India in 1881-1882. An architect and archaeologist, he became Director of the Museum in 1896.

Physical description

Cotton, tie-dyed turban-cloth

Place of Origin

Delhi (City) (made)

Date

ca. 1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tie-dyed cotton

Dimensions

Width: 19 cm, Length: 210 cm

Object history note

Acquired by Purdon Clarke in India in 1881-2

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pp. 118, fig, 40, p. 120, no 131.
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Tie-dyed

Categories

Textiles; Hats & headwear

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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