Woman's wrapper (sari)

Jamdani sari

Indian (Bengali)
19th–early 20th century

Object Place: Bengal, India


Overall: 108 x 514cm (42 1/2 x 202 3/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton and metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with brown ground and white and gold metallic patterning. Central field is patterned with white geometric temples or pyramids, and gold flowers. Borders have white creeping vines with gold flowers. Pallu with rows of white stripes and a central block with three rows of white and gold floral patterning.


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

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund