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Man's court sash (patka)

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A sash consisting primarily of undyed cotton, with narrow borders of fan-shaped yellow chrysanthemums outlined in red, presented in alternating directions between undulating leafy stems. The pallakas contain five tall chrysanthemum plants bearing similarly fan-shaped flowers on long, leafy...

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1966, Nasli Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1966)

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Gift of John Goelet

Indian (Golconda or Burhanpur, the Deccan), Mughal dynasty, about 1700

Object Place

Deccan: Golconda or Burhanpur, India


Overall: 67 x 525.8cm (26 3/8 x 207in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, block-printed; hand-painted and mordant and resist-dyed, with metal-wrapped thread fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts