Fragment from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Maharashtra)
17th or 18th century

Object Place: Maharashtra, India


Overall: 47 x 100cm (18 1/2 x 39 3/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with tapestry weave

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two pallu fragments sewn together at the center. Borders have purple/black meandering vines with orange and red flowers (tapestry weave). Pallu with rows of gold, and peacocks with orange and gold tails enclosed in circles (tapestry weave). Central block has two rows of roundels with orange zebu, orange and black tigers, and purple/black antelope. And fighting tigers and antelope, antelope and zebu, and tigers and zebu. Sari fragment is sewn to a red and white striped fabric with gold borders (tapestry weave).


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 2, 1926

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection