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Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Orissa)
Designed by Bankin Kumar Mishra (Indian, 20th century)

Object Place: Anugul, Orissa, India


Height x width: 270 x 45 1/2 in. (685.8 x 115.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with discontinuous supplementary metallic weft patterning and continuous supplementary warp patterning; weft ikat

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with mauve mulberry silk ground, field weft ikat patterned with circular geometric shapes “turtles” in beige and white. Brown borders and pallu. Pallu is weft ikat dyed with red/brown, row of three brown and white temple forms in the center, surrounded by square and circular motifs. Bordered with rows of lotus blossoms created with discontiuous supplementary gold metallic patterning wefts. There is brown silk plain weave yardage after the end piece with which to make a blouse. Throughout the field and pallu there is a supplementary gold wire paired with the main weft.


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