matano chandarvo (Textile)

About this object

Specific techniques

Ferrous sulphate mordant technique used to fix the colour.

Physical description

Temple cloth. Textile has block printed patterns all over the surface. Background is pale purple-pink, with dense designs in deep purple. Images of deities, people engaged in various activities, crocodiles, bovines, birds, circular decals and a gramophone are spaced across most of the cloth. Edge decorations are lines of triangles, floral motifs, and chevrons.