Woman's wrapper (sari)

19th century
Retailed by Procter & Co. (English)

Object Place: India


Overall: 742 x 108 cm (292 1/8 x 42 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold metallic plain weave with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; tapestry woven along the side borders

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sari with dark blue field with rows of tan leaf shaped patterning that becomes more closely spaced near the pallu (discontinuous supplementary wefts). Yellow borders with red and blue stripes and yellow temple motif (tapestry weave). Pallu has red stripes, orange chevrons and floating circles. Tag on back: “Procter & Co., /185, Oxford St., London.”


Gift from Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister Mary Crease Sears, to the MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears