Fragment from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian
18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 685 x 135cm (269 11/16 x 53 1/8in.)

Accession Number

27.157

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave, tapestry weave and discontinuous supplementary gold and silver metallic patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment with red borders with gold zigzags and diamonds with central dot (peacocks eye), and floral vines (discontinuous supplementary wefts). Alternating red and white central bands. The red are patterned with interlocking diamond shapes with inner flowers, and the white show a large scale peacock’s eye motif (tapestry weave).

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 3, 1927

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection