Textile Fabrics of India Archive TFI
Extent: 5 boxes
The complete set of volumes of Textile Fabrics of India has not survived. The volumes which remain have been deposited in the University's Archives and Special Collections. A finding aid publication written by the original curator as a guide to the fabrics contained in the volumes is also available with the collection. J. Forbes Watson, The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India (Varanasi: Indological Book House, 1982).
This collection of fabrics from India contains Men's Garments (from Madras, Canara, Bombay, Sind, Punjab). Boy's Garments (from Canara), Women's Garments (from Madras, Canara, Dharwar, Calcutta, Pegu, Nepal) , Girl's Garments from (Madras), Muslins (from Bengal, Patna, Calcutta, Deccan), Cotton and Silk (from Bengal, Rajpootana States, Benares, Bombay), Piece Goods (from Benares, Bombay, Punjab), Chintzes (from Madras), Table Napkins (from Madras and Bombay), Towels (from Madras), Rugs (from Madras and Bengal), Handkerchiefs (from Madras), Long Cloth (from Madras).
Original available for consultation by appointment
Desmond, Ray, ‘Reporter on the Products of India’ in The India Museum, 1801-1879, London, HMSO, 1982
Driver, Felix, ‘Exhibiting South Asian Textiles’ in Christopher Brewer, ed., British Asian Style: Fashion & Textiles / Past & Present, London, V&A Publishing, 2010.
Driver, Felix & Ashmore, Sonia, ‘The Mobile Museum: Collecting and Circulating Indian Textiles in Victorian Britain’, Victorian Studies, Vol.52, No. 3, Spring 2010, pp. 353-385.
Jones, Jonathan, 'Fugitive Pieces', The Guardian, 25 September 2003, http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2003/sep/25/heritage.art. Accessed: 18/05/2016.
Lyons, Agnes M. M., ‘The Textile Fabrics of India and Huddersfield Cloth Industry’, Textile History, 27 (2), 1996, pp. 172-194.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 'Watson, John Forbes (1827-1892) physician and expert on India', http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/printable/28847. Accessed: 18/05/2016.
Swallow, Deborah, ‘The India Museum and the British-Indian textile trade in the late nineteenth century’, Textile History, 30 (I), 1999, pp.29-45. (Copies of some articles are included in collection, see Supplementary Material)
included in online exhibition “Pressure Power and Patterns” exhibition at https://wakelet.com/wake/fc607dec-fa8f-4024-b364-033b379702a7.