Ceremonial hanging (patola)

Indian (Gujarati) for Indonesian export
late 18th century

Object Place: Gujarat, India


Overall: 109.2 x 485.1cm (43 x 191in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave and gold-wrapped thread; warp and weft resist-dyed (double ikat)

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ceremonial hanging with design, created by the double-ikat process, of procession of elephants, mounted figures and various animals, in black, brown, tan and natural ecru on a reddish-brown silk ground with gold accents; inner border along top and bottom of scalloped floral repeat in same colors and outer border of narrow stripes on a reddish-brown ground; made in Gujarat, India for export to Indonesia.


1985, sold by Holmgren and Spertus (dealers), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund