Bands from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Parsi)
19th century


Place of Use: India

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 68cm (18 1/2 x 26 3/4in.)

Accession Number

36.361

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave gauze embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of red plain-weave silk guaze constructed of eight, three-inch bands, stitched together, with design of birds and flowers in yellow, green and white silk; narrow row at the top of each band with meandering vines and another at the bottom with white dots. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.

Provenance

Gift from Alfred M. Tozzer to the MFA, July 7, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer