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Yoga patta? (a belt used by ascetics to support the knees in yogasana). A narrow band of red and light cream colored damask weaving with Sanscrit text and ornamented with brocade weaving of tarnished metal thread.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy.

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indian, 18th–19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 78 cm (1 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1763

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes