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c.1855 (made)
Place of origin

Cut piece of fabric woven of silk and cotton with warp-ikat patterning

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Cut piece of warp-ikat patterned fabric, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, c.1855
Physical description
Cut piece of fabric woven of silk and cotton with warp-ikat patterning
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. India Museum slip book entry 12663: 'Cotton & Silk fabric / Soosee / Trichinopoly, Madras / 55 / Trowsering Material'.

Swatches of this fabric appear in John Forbes Watson's The Textile Manufactures of India published by the India Office in 1866. Caption: 'No.448 / INDIA FABRICS / PIECE GOODS. / Cotton and Silk. Material called "Soosee." / USED FOR TROUSERING BY MAHOMEDANS OF BOTH SEXES. Length 7 yards; width 33 inches. Weight 14 oz. Price 8s. From TRICHINOPOLY; MADRAS.'
Associated objects
Bibliographic references
  • Indian ikat textiles / Rosemary Crill. London: V&A Publications, 1998 Number: 1851772421p. 79, pl. 62
  • Watson, J. Forbes, and Great Britain. India Office. The Textile Manufactures of India. India Office, 1866.
Other number
12663 - India Museum Slip Book
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Record createdOctober 18, 2002
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