Panel of silk ikat (patola)

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century

Object Place: Gujarat, India


Height x width: 33 x 33 in. (83.8 x 83.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel of double-ikat plain-weave silk (patola) with overall repeating design of three five-petalled flower enclosed in hexagonal cell (tran phul bhat) in red, natural, blue-black and yellow-gold; four outer edges trimmed with dark blue silk with design of repeating bird and floral motif embroidered in cream silk with pink and yellow accents; lined with red plain-weave cotton.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection