Bands from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Parsi)
19th century

Place of Use: India


Overall: 47 x 68cm (18 1/2 x 26 3/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave gauze embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Length of red plain-weave silk guaze constructed of eight, three-inch bands, stitched together, with design of birds and flowers in yellow, green and white silk; narrow row at the top of each band with meandering vines and another at the bottom with white dots. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Gift from Alfred M. Tozzer to the MFA, July 7, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer