Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian
19th century
Retailed by Procter & Co. (English)


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 742 x 108 cm (292 1/8 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.576

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; tapestry woven along the side borders

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sari with dark blue field with rows of tan leaf shaped patterning that becomes more closely spaced near the pallu (discontinuous supplementary wefts). Yellow borders with red and blue stripes and yellow temple motif (tapestry weave). Pallu has red stripes, orange chevrons and floating circles. Tag on back: “Procter & Co., /185, Oxford St., London.”

Provenance

Gift from Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister Mary Crease Sears, to the MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears