Dhaka muslins, originating from the Ganga Delta in present day Bengal, India and Bangladesh, are among the finest muslins produced by India. Muslin saris dyed in dark colours such as blue, black and red were immensely popular. While inexpensive cottons incorporated woven or embroidered motifs of multi-coloured flowers, fine Dhaka muslins ornamented with zardosi embroidery were highly valuable, prized possessions. This is a rare example of an all-white daccai muslin, in the form of a dupatta.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Bengal, India
Dimension
Object size: 94.3 x 209.5 cm
Accession No.
2013-00572
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles