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Man's court sash (patka)

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Man's court sash (patka) of undyed plain-weave cotton with edges and ends embroidered with pink and red flowers within undulating stems; crosswise border (pallaka) at each end consists of a repeated pattern of individual flowers with curving leaves; fringe of gilt yarn at each end. An...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian (Deccan), Mughal dynasty, 18th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

275 x 58.4 cm (108 1/4 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

66.864

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave with silk and gold-colored metal strip wrapped on silk core embroidery, silk, couched metallic yarns, and metallic fringe

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes