Fragments from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Patola sari fragments

Indian (Gujarati)
late 19th century

Object Place: Gujarat, India


Height x width: 26 9/16 x 15 3/8 in. (67.5 x 39 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, double ikat with gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Three (two field pieces and one border) sari fragments that have been pieced together. The top piece includes its original red border with green, yellow and black weft ikat stripes. The attached field has a red ground with blue, white, and yellow meandering vines and flowers within octagons. The bottom field piece is the same colors, with stylized peepal leaves and flowers, at the bottom of the fragment are rows of ikat and metallic chevron patterning (discontinuous supplementary wefts). The border that has been attached along the left side of both field fragments is the same technique and motif as the top border.


Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, October 8, 1925

Credit Line

Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy