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Woman's wrapper (sari)

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Sari with an orange cotton field and gold lattice formation with circles in each of the square openings (discontinuous supplementary wefts). Borders have bands of blue, green, and gold creeping vines, red, pink, and orange flowers (tapestry weave), and chevrons. Pallu is surrounded by this same...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, November `6, 1922

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Indian (Maharashtra), 18th century, before 1922

Object Place

Maharashtra, India

Dimensions

Overall: 435 x 124cm (171 1/4 x 48 13/16in.)

Accession Number

22.694

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes