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Fragments from a woman's wrapper (sari)

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Sari fragment with part of field and border. Mauve/purple silk plain weave field. Border has metallic and silk continuous supplementary warps that form bands of white diamonds, gold flowers and yellow and red, and orange and red check patterning (tapestry weave). In the center, there is a row...

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Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, November 5, 1925

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Indian, early 19th century

Object Place

Madura, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 1/8 x 8 7/16 in. (13 x 21.5 cm)

Accession Number

25.577

Medium or Technique

Cotton weave, warp ikat with silk and gold metallic patterning warps in borders

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes