Woman's wrapper (sari)

Jamdani sari

Indian (Bengali)
20th century
Retailed by Depot (Indian)


Object Place: Bengal, India

Dimensions

Overall: 460 x 110cm (181 1/8 x 43 5/16in.)

Accession Number

21.1427

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with gold metallic and cotton discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sari with white cotton plain weave field with rows of blue oval shapes. Borders with blue creeping vines and gold flowers. Pallu has two rows of blue stripes with a band with blue abstract shapes in between. Tag reads: “Place/District Decca/Width/Length 11 cal (?)/Price Rs 19/6/Reference number AA/978/Depot: 3A Hogg Street/Calcutta”

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: July 7, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund