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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Aurangabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton and silk

  • Museum number:

    7068(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mashru fabric with ikat chevron design.

Place of Origin

Aurangabad (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton and silk

Dimensions

Width: 78.5 cm

Object history note

'Mashru' is a satin weave cloth with a combination of a cotton weft and silk warp, the cotton weft being the lower layer in contact with the skin. The fabric was originally woven for Muslim men who were prohibited from wearing pure silk. 'Mashru' (meaning 'permitted' in Arabic) was woven all over India, though it survives today mainly in Gujarat.

Acquired from the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1867.

Descriptive line

Length of ikat mashru fabric with chevron design, Aurangabad, about 1855

Materials

Cotton; Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Stripes; Chevrons

Categories

Textiles; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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