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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.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Printed silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts