Ceremonial cloth (patola)

Indian (Gujarati)
British Colonial era
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

102 x 68 cm (40 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.63

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, double ikat (bandha)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ceremonial cloth (patola) of red plain-weave silk with overall design of stylized floral grid work, created by the double ikat process, in white, yellow and darker red; borders on each crosswise end of stripes woven in red, reddish-violet, yellow, green, black and white.

Provenance

Possibly found in Bali; Purchased by the MFA, March 5, 1925

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund