Man's court sash (patka)

Indian, probably Gujarat, Ahmedabad
Mughal dynasty
18th century

Object Place: India


330 x 52.1 cm (129 15/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Twill damask ground with cotton warps and silk wefts; borders and edges woven in twill with silk and gold-metallic thread wefts.

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A long sash (patka) of violet twill damask with design in main field of repeating nesting “V”-shaped motifs; narrow borders consist of rows of white grapes outlined in red and scrolling green vines and leaves on a gold ground; deep borders at each crosswise end with design of similar lattice pattern of white grapes and grape leaves; gold fringe at each end.


1966, Nasli Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet