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Woman's wrapper (sari)

tara sakaur

Indian (Orissa)
Dyer Jaykrisha Meher (Indian (20th–21st century)), Woven by Mahanta Meher (Indian (20th–21st century))

Object Place: Tope, Baragarh, Orissa, India


Height x width: 207 x 46 1/4 in. (525.8 x 117.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts and continuous supplementary warps, double and weft ikat

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with a two colored plain weave field–half off-white and half light pink/orange. Field has rows of floating red squares and black star-like shapes dyed using the double ikat technique. Borders patterned with five narrow rows of lotus blossoms, created by continuous supplementary warps. Pallu is a plain weave weft ikat with alternating rows of yellow stripes with squares (discontinuous supplementary wefts), white ovals with a central dot, yellow stripes, and purple shells. The pallu has three larger blocks within this alternating pattern. The outer two contain diamond, rectangular and circular geometric shapes. The central row has alternating medallions with triangular and rectangular forms, and lotus blossoms surrounded by flowers.


Purchased by Pam Parmal at Radhika Exclusives in Orissa, India, February 8, 2008; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

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