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Woman's wrapper (sari)

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Sari with field of dark green/blue cotton plain weave with gold lattice with a circle at each intersection. Within the squares of the lattice there is a gold Chalukyan goose with a red eye carrying an "olive branch" in its beak (discontinuous supplementary wefts). Borders have green stripes...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, March 3, 1927

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Hamsa-Laksana Sari

Indian (Maharashtra), 17th–18th century

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 422 x 105cm (166 1/8 x 41 5/16in.)

Accession Number

27.169

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton and gold metallic discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and tapestry woven pallu and borders

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes