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Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Orissa)
Designed by Bankin Kumar Mishra (Indian, 20th century), Dyer Jaya Maher (Indian (20th–21st century)), Woven by Gopal Meher (Indian (20th–21st century))

Object Place: Madhapur, Anugul, Orissa, India


Height x width: 243 1/2 x 46 1/2 in. (618.5 x 118.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with silk discontinuous supplementary wefts and continuous supplementary warps; weft ikat

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red and white silk sari. Pearl gray field has rows of flowers. Borders patterned with continuous supplementary warps with fish and lotus blossoms. Inner boarder along bottom edge of field with alternating ikat figures playing drums and carrying something over her shoulders. Upper edge of field has temple borders. Red pallu patterned with figures showing scenes of village life broken up with rows of supplementary discontinuous white silk wefts with fish and lotus blossoms. After the pallu there is additional yardage to make a matching red blouse.


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