About this object

An sample square of jamdani textile. The extremely fine white cotton muslin has a supplementary weft flower motif in black cotton.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bangladesh: Dhaka
  • Date made
    1880 about
  • Materials
    Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss Jessie Brown
  • Collector
    Jessie Vera Lawford Brown
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal: Kathmandu
  • Date collected
    1965 before
  • Measurements
    361 mm x 446 mm
  • Note
    Inventory notes this as dating to the 1880s and other pieces from this date suggest they belonged to Jessie Brown's mother. Also noted that this piece came to Nepal from Dhaka and was popular with Nepalese women.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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