Woman's wrapper (sari)

Patola sari

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Overall: 444 x 98.5 cm (174 13/16 x 38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1055

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, double ikat

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk sari with a field that has rows of white and red lotus flowers with blue stems, arranged in groups of three within a network of interlocking diamonds on a red ground. The field is framed with interlocking blue octagons, each enclosing a red and white lotus blossom. The pallu is separated from the field with a row of red chevrons on a white ground. The pallu has red peepal leaves and highly abstracted red and white flowers on a blue ground. The borders are patterned with blue and yellow stripes on a red ground.

Both ends of the sari have fringe.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Edward C. Streeter to the MFA, December 10, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Streeter