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Waistcloth

ca. 1855 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Unbleached muga silk waistcloth, still folded and tied as originally acquired.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk, woven
Brief description
Textiles, silk waistcloth, Gauhati, ca. 1855.
Physical description
Unbleached muga silk waistcloth, still folded and tied as originally acquired.
Dimensions
  • Of folded object length: 25cm
  • Of folded object width: 14cm
Marks and inscriptions
'No 108 Gowhatty/A Petticoat made/of moonga silk/Moogar Mekhellah/Price 28 Rs/contributed by Govt' (handwritten paper label, attached to object)
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879.
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Other number
3396 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
05733(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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