Woman's wrapper (sari)

Indian (Maharashtra)
1750–1800


Object Place: Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 852 x 122cm (335 7/16 x 48 1/16in.)

Accession Number

39.745

Medium or Technique

Cotton and gold metallic plain weave with tapestry woven borders and pallu; replacement field

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sari with red field (replacement). Borders depict rows of orange and pink lotus flowers, green meandering vines and leaves, and chevron patterning. The pallu has a gold ground and features narrow bands of flowering vines, leaves and chevrons alternated with a series of seven arches each containing a multi-colored buti and a wider row with a triple arcade, below each arch is a potted buta flanked by blue peacocks with green tails.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner and Mrs. Samuel D. Warren, in the name of Mrs. Washington Thomas, to the MFA, 1939

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner and Mrs. Samuel D. Warren in name of Mrs. Washington Thomas