Woman's sari

Indian (Marathi)
early 21st century

Place of Manufacture: Pune, Maharashtra, India


Length x width: 914.4 x 115 cm (360 x 45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with continuous patterning warps and discontinuous patterning wefts

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Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



“English-style” sari with green/gold field brocaded with rows of gold dots. Black borders with gold meandering vines and stylized flowers. Six gold bhutti above black and gold pallu with horizontal rows of squares and rectangles with geometric patterning, meandering vines, and stylized plant motifs. One yard of black silk for choli.


February 2010, purchased by Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Providence, RI from Roop Kala (sari shop) in Mumbai, India; gift of Mrs. Van Siclen to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.