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Sari fragment (border)

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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.

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, June 4, 1925

Credit Line

David P. Kimball Fund

Indian (Paithani), 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Paithan (near Aurangabad), India

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 9/16 x 19 5/16 in. (9 x 49 cm)

Accession Number

25.212

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic plain weave with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and continuous supplementary patterning warps

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes