[GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. 1869-1948.]
"Kadder" cloth, approx 24 by 40 inches, white cotton weave with pink stripe, moderately soiled. With typed note stapled to end, "This cloth was produced by hand in Mahatma Gandhi's ashram. It is the product advocated by him under his program of 'cottage industries,' and has come to replace the materials made by Manchester, England, and other miss of the Continent altogether under the nationalist movement," significant age toning and creasing to note. Together with sepia-tone silver gelatin print, 8 by 10 inches, of Lucknow Christian College c.1930, with photographer's stamp "H.R. Ferger" to verso, creasing and wear.
A note accompanying this cloth and photograph indicate that the cloth was originally collected and identified by an American missionary to India in the 1930s associated with the Lucknow Christian College in Uttar Pradesh, India.