Molly Hogg

African and Asian Textiles and Objects

  • A Waist Cloth (Sbaiya)

    A Waist Cloth (Sbaiya) Bombay, India These cloths were to be found in sea-trading routes, from Oman, such as Mombasa, Zanzibar and Pakistan. The Omani’s introduced […]
  • A man’s body cloth 

    A man’s body cloth Angami Tribe, Nagaland, N. India A fine cloth, woven on a back-strap loom in four lengths, with supplementary weft design in black […]
  • A man’s body cloth (Asukeda-pi)

    A man’s body cloth (Asukeda-pi) Sema Hetoi village, Nagaland, N.E India Worn by local chieftains and their families. Woven on a back-strap loom, by the women […]
  • Women’s shawl

    Women’s shawl Hazara, Swat Valley, Pakistan This type of embroidery is quite distinct from the phulkari textiles of the area, both in design and technique. Mainly […]
  • Women’s headcover (Ludii)

    Women’s headcover (Ludii) Kutchi, Rabari group, Tharparkar, Pakistan A fantastic example of this vibrant shawl, worn by the brides of the community, with a tie-dyed pattern […]
  • Women’s head cover (Phulkari Chadar)

    Women’s head cover (Phulkari Chadar) Western Punjab, Pakistan These finely and densely floss-stitched covers were known as bagh or garden, and are typical of the western […]
  • Skirt length (Parha)

    Skirt length (Parha) Lohana group, Tharparkar, Pakistan The Lohana people attach great importance to the skill of the girls to appliqué, quilt and embroider, this being […]
  • Length of cloth

    Length of cloth Europe, for export to India These vibrant red designs sometimes referred to as ‘turkey red’, were made in Europe (possibly Manchester), for export […]
  • Dowry textile

    Dowry textile Saurashtra, Gujarat, C. India Chain stitched in vegetable dyed goat hair wool, a panel made as a dowry piece. Material: Hand spun cotton, wool, […]