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What is this?

Floral design with large exotic blooms in reds and blue, on a black speckled ground.

This is a textile from India. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1973. Gift of Josephine Howell.

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Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: mordant painted and dyed; blue applied by brush over resist; yellow applied by brush; chintz on plain weave

Its dimensions are

H x W (a): 48.5 x 25.4 cm (19 1/8 in. x 10 in.) H x W (b): 22.9 x 21 cm (9 in. x 8 1/4 in.) H x W (c): 22.2 x 17.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.) H x W (d): 21.6 x 17.1 cm (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) H x W (e): 25.4 x 12 cm (10 in. x 4 3/4 in.) H x W (f): 17.8 x 9.5 cm (7 in. x 3 3/4 in.)

This object was donated by Josephine Howell and catalogued by Gillian Moss

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