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Man's shawl (dupatta)

Indian (Orissa)
Woven by Gopal Meher (Indian (20th–21st century)), Designed by Bankin Kumar Mishra (Indian, 20th century)

Object Place: Athamallik, Madhapur, Anugul, Orissa, India


Height x width: 90 1/2 x 37 1/2 in. (229.9 x 95.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts and continuous supplementary warps

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with an off-white silk plain weave (mulberry warp and eri silk weft) field, patterned with orange/red circular forms. Longitudinal borders and pallu have rows of orange/red ovals with dots inside which form an “X” shape within a rectangle. Above and below these rows are smaller rows of squares which alternate in color from orange/red to off-white. Patterning is done with continuous supplementary warps in the borders and discontinuous supplementary wefts in the pallu and the field.


Purchased by Pam Parmal at Radhika Exclusives in Orissa, India, February 8, 2008; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Suzanne W. and Alan J. Dworsky