Sari border fragment with a brown/purple meandering vine with orange flowers (discontinuous supplementary wefts) enclosed by a frame of alternating gold and orange squares (continuous supplementary warps) and brown/purple leaves on a gold ground.
Purchased by the MFA, June 4, 1925
David P. Kimball Fund
Indian (Paithani), 18th or early 19th century
Paithan (near Aurangabad), India
Height x width: 3 9/16 x 19 5/16 in. (9 x 49 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic plain weave with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and continuous supplementary patterning warps