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Ceremonial cloth (patola)

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Ceremonial cloth (patola) of red plain-weave silk with overall design of stylized floral grid work, created by the double ikat process, in white, yellow and darker red; borders on each crosswise end of stripes woven in red, reddish-violet, yellow, green, black and white.


Possibly found in Bali; Purchased by the MFA, March 5, 1925

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Indian (Gujarati), British Colonial era, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Gujarat, India


102 x 68 cm (40 3/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, double ikat (bandha)


Textiles and Fashion Arts