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Man's court sash (patka)

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A long sash (patka) of violet twill-weave silk with design in main field of repeating nesting "V"-shaped motifs; narrow borders consist of rows of white grapes outlined in red and scrolling green vines and leaves on a gold ground; deep borders at each crosswise end with design of similar lattice...

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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 (Deccan), Mughal dynasty, 18th century

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

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Silk damask ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; fringe of netted gold-wrapped thread


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