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blanket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1933,0715.12

  • Description

    Blanket made of cloth (wool).

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC(late)-20thC(early)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 223 centimetres (excl. fringes)
    • Width: 108 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Large Collections Register: 'Woollen blanket, made from two pieces; black with red and yellow borders; fringe; coarse texture. "Kamri" - used also as a waterproof and for other purposes.'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1933

  • Acquisition notes

    The Large Collections Register notes that this collection was acquired by Rai Bahadur Hira Lal (q.v.) in or before 1914.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As1933,0715.12

  • Additional IDs

    • 11 (List Number)

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