Fragments from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Patola sari fragments

Indian (Gujarati)
late 19th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 9/16 x 15 3/8 in. (67.5 x 39 cm)

Accession Number

25.549

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, double ikat with gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Three (two field pieces and one border) sari fragments that have been pieced together. The top piece includes its original red border with green, yellow and black weft ikat stripes. The attached field has a red ground with blue, white, and yellow meandering vines and flowers within octagons. The bottom field piece is the same colors, with stylized peepal leaves and flowers, at the bottom of the fragment are rows of ikat and metallic chevron patterning (discontinuous supplementary wefts). The border that has been attached along the left side of both field fragments is the same technique and motif as the top border.

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, October 8, 1925

Credit Line

Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy