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Fragment from a woman's wrapper (sari)

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Sari fragment with a red ground has four rows of gold chevrons and flowers separating three larger blocks (continuous supplementary wefts). The top block has gold peacocks and dancing women. The middle and lower blocks both have three gold trees of life (discontinuous supplementary wefts).

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, November 3, 1927

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Maharashtra), 18th century

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 48cm (8 7/16 x 18 7/8in.)

Accession Number

27.579

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes