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Man's Angarkha (Outer Robe)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; pieced.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; pieced.

Date:

Late 18th or early 19th century

Artist:

India

About this artwork

Indian cotton weavers have been creating delicate, sheer textiles for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Elite men and women on the Indian subcontinent valued such fine, cotton muslin or mulmul—a specialty of Bengal that was made entirely by hand—for fashionable clothing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Man's Angarkha (Outer Robe)

Place

India (Object made in)

Date

Made 1775–1825

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; pieced

Dimensions

128.3 × 92.7 cm (50 1/2 × 36 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Belle M. Borland Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2019.791

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