Part of a sari

Part of a sari

1700s–1800s

Central panel plain weave (paired weft): silk and metal thread; tapestry weave border

Overall: 58.4 x 120.7 cm (23 x 47 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1925.670

Location

Description

This section of an upper garment has been cut down from its original length, with borders applied to the short ends. The rose-colored threads in one direction lend an underlying warmth to the metallic thread woven in the opposite direction that changes hue and sheen as the wearer moves. The border is a flowering vine pattern with alternating pink and orange blossoms.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.