Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Maharashtra)
18th century


Object Place: Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 800 x 120cm (314 15/16 x 47 1/4in.)

Accession Number

15.843

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous supplementary gold metallic patterning wefts and tapestry woven gold metallic borders

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The sari’s field is dark blue plain weave with rows of gold circular forms (discontinuous supplementary wefts). The borders have a gold lozenge pattern with central dot (peacock’s eye) flanked by two green stripes, and a red selvedge. Pallu with gold block surrounded by green meandering vines and silver lotus flowers outlined in red (tapestry weave).

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. W. Scott Fitz to the MFA, May 6, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz