Piece of brocade

Indian
18th–19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 78 cm (1 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1763

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Yoga patta? (a belt used by ascetics to support the knees in yogasana). A narrow band of red and light cream colored damask weaving with Sanscrit text and ornamented with brocade weaving of tarnished metal thread.

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: August 4, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund