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Ceremonial hanging (patola)

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Ceremonial hanging with design, created by the double-ikat process, of procession of elephants, mounted figures and various animals, in black, brown, tan and natural ecru on a reddish-brown silk ground with gold accents; inner border along top and bottom of scalloped floral repeat in same colors...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, October 23, 1985

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund

Indian (Gujarati) for Indonesian export, late 18th century

Object Place

Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Overall: 109.2 x 485.1cm (43 x 191in.)

Accession Number

1985.709

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave and gold-wrapped thread; warp and weft resist-dyed (double ikat)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles