Length of silk ikat (patola)

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Overall: 105 x 208cm (41 5/16 x 81 7/8in.)

Accession Number

15.464

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, warp and weft tie resist-dyed (double ikat, bandha)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Length of double-ikat plain-weave silk (patola) with overall repeating design of three five-petalled flowers enclosed in hexagonal cells (tran phul bhat) in red, natural, blue-black, green and yellow-gold; attached border along one side is a border of diamonds and stripes and, on the other, is a border of vertical and oblique lines and geometrical forms made up of blocks and stripes.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 30, 1913; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection