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Man's court sash (patka)

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A dark blue sash of silk brocade is decorated on both ends with a series of ivory-colored chevron-patterned bands. The narrow edges and wide ends of the sash consist of multi-colored embroidered flowers on a gold brocade ground. In the pallaka (end) panels, four tall flowering plants, perhaps...

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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, Mughal dynasty, 17th or early 18th century

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330 x 52.1 cm (129 15/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Silk twill with supplementary silk and metal-wrapped patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts