INJIRI LARGE GADDI – Red

Regular price
INR 4,500.00
Regular price
INR 5,800.00
Sale price
INR 4,500.00

The widespread use of checkered cotton textiles is deeply rooted in India’s colonial past. Until the 12th century, printed checkered fabrics were used exclusively by peasant communities in and around Madras, present day Chennai. 

The arrival of Dutch and later British traders spurred a rapid globalisation of the textile which was sold by the East India Company to all its colonies and eventually became wildly popular in America. The gradual of the handloom industry in favour of power looms ultimately resulted in the decline of handloom weavers, and by extension the true Madras Check.

The Tula Injiri Cushions aren’t original madras checks, they aren’t even close- however they rely heavily on the history of this checkered textile, and its rise to the status of royal robes and eventual fall from grace as the choice of apparel for plantation workers in West Africa.

Estimated delivery between March 14 and March 19

MADE IN
Kolkata, West Bengal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

MATERIAL
Cotton

MEASUREMENTS
30" x 30"

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