|This cotton coverlet, from the collection in the Victoria &
Albert Museum, was produced about 1850 in Machlipatnam, in Andhra
Pradesh in southeast India. The design on it - produced by a combination
of dyeing, block printing and hand painting - is an example of ‘kalamkari’.
Textiles produced in India were exported both to Britain and to the
Far and Middle East. The kalamkari design was particularly popular
in Iran in the mid-19th century.
Victoria & Albert Museum 5443 (IS) (CIS) (mid-19th century)
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