Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Kerala)

Object Place: Kerala, India


Height x width: 237 x 46 in. (602 x 116.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with gold metallic warps in border and discontinuous supplementary silk and metallic patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with white plain weave field with interspaced rows of gold metallic buds or flowers. There is one row of red and gold metallic peacocks on the field, just above the pallu. Borders are gold with red peacocks. Pallu has alternating rows of gold and white peacocks and interlocking diamond, and chevron patterning. There is additional red plain weave yardage included after the pallu for a woman’s blouse.


Purchased by Pam Parmal at The Tradition in Cochin, India, February 20, 2008; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Suzanne W. and Alan J. Dworsky