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Cloth

Indian (Gujarat)


Dimensions

66 x 105 cm (26 x 41 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.05 x .66

Accession Number

21.1160

Medium or Technique

Silk; ikat technique (called Patola silk)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Printed by the reserve process, the warp and weft threads were tied and dyed before weaving. Called ikat weaving. Red silk ground with a lattice design enclosing white elephants, red birds, and conventional plants. The other colors used are green and yellow. Torn.

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: May 5, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund