Length of fabric from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Patola sari fragment

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century


Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Overall: 104 x 250cm (40 15/16 x 98 7/16in.)

Accession Number

1983.156

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, double ikat (bandha)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sari fragment (field and borders), the field has a red ground with white circles formed by seven brownish/purple flowers with yellow centers and one additional flower in the center of the circle. There is also a flower in the negative space between the circles. The borders are made up of purple, red, green, yellow and white stripes.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, March 3, 1983

Credit Line

Textile Fund