Length of silk (kalabatun)

Indian (Andhra Pradesh)
18th century

Object Place: Andhra Pradesh, India


Overall: 75 x 111cm (29 1/2 x 43 11/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gold- and silver-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Length of red silk satin with design of rows of repeating cone-shaped plants (kalka), with gold discs above and below each, in silver thread (silver wound on white silk), and gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk), reddish orange, dark and lighter green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; two gold lines along red and green selvedge.


Purchased by the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund