Woman's sari

Indian (Marathi)
early 21st century


Place of Manufacture: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Length x width: 914.4 x 115 cm (360 x 45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2010.303

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with continuous patterning warps and discontinuous patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

“English-style” sari with green/gold field brocaded with rows of gold dots. Black borders with gold meandering vines and stylized flowers. Six gold bhutti above black and gold pallu with horizontal rows of squares and rectangles with geometric patterning, meandering vines, and stylized plant motifs. One yard of black silk for choli.

Provenance

February 2010, purchased by Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Providence, RI from Roop Kala (sari shop) in Mumbai, India; gift of Mrs. Van Siclen to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.