Woman's wrapper (sari)

phoda kumbha sari

Indian (Orissa)

Object Place: Barpali, Orissa, India


Height x width: 237 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. (602.6 x 120 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain and tapestry weave with continuous supplementary patterning warps and wefts; discontinuous patterning wefts; weft and warp ikat

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with a tan plain weave field with tapestry weave temple motifs along the edge. Black borders have two narrow rows of fish and lotus blossoms. Black pallu with alternating rows of stripes with small black and tan squares and white ikat waves. There is additional black yardage after the pallu for a matching blouse.


Purchased by Pam Parmal at STYASAI GRAMYA SHILPA SANGHA in Bhubaneswar, 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