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Agra Jail Cotton Flatweave – Exhibition 1929

144,000

Agra Jail stood apart in its skill and some of the most beautiful carpets, kilims and cotton flatweaves were a product of the jails in India. The flatweaves at those times were created using mainly of cotton. This was partly because of the tropical weather but more so due to the availability of this material over finer wools etc.

  • Reference Number

    A-8477
  • Size In Feet

    9.8 x 7.3
  • Size In Cms

    294.64 x 220.98
  • Material

    Cotton
  • Colour

    Off White, Beige
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A-8477

Description

The weavers from the Mughal times flourished during British India as these jails in India became a hub for artisans. The primary use of cotton was to keep the indoors cool in the tropical climate. This particular flatweave has the date and possibly the destination, woven within the rug. The rug has “exhibition 1929” displayed clearly which could signify that it was made for that purpose or the weaver wanted to capture some aspect of the year on this piece.

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