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Masru fragment

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Ikat technique, (the warp tied and dyed before the cloth is woven). Fragment with design of narrow stripes of bright orange, violet, green, yellowish green, and white, cut on the diagonal, and sewed so that the stripes give the effect of chevrons. White cotton weft.

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, October 8, 1925

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Indian (Ayyampet), early 20th century

Object Place

Amber, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 17 1/8 x 4 15/16 in. (43.5 x 12.5 cm)

Accession Number

25.546

Medium or Technique

Printed silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles