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Man's court sash (patka)

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Man's court sash (patka) of silk and cotton plain weave with broad border at each crosswise end, and narrow borders on the sides, embroidered with thin strips of silver covered with gold leaf, silver ungilded, and pieces of blue and green iridescent beetles' wings; border design consists of...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 4, 1924

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Deccan), Mughal dynasty, 18th century


Legacy dimension: 3.62 x 0.60

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Cotton and silk plain-weave with silk and gold- and silver- wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, applied beetles' wings


Textiles and Fashion Arts