Fragments from a woman's wrapper (sari)

Patola sari

Indian (Gujarati)
19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 128 3/4 x 37 in. (327 x 94 cm)

Accession Number

19.730

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, double ikat

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red double ikat sari with blue, white and yellow patterning. Field contains heart- shaped peepal leaves, stylized flowers, and yellow diamond shapes. Two sets of borders, an inner one that is part of the original piece and an outer border has been cut and pieced and is attached with a running stitch. Inner borders have a blue ground with red and yellow stylized flowers and a white temple motif along the inner edge. The outer borders are red with yellow and blue stripes. The pallu has white bands running across it with rows of red and blue flowers, crosses and triangular shapes.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel