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  • Place of origin:

    Burhanpur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1882 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This sari was made in Burhanpur now in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Burhanpur has an ancient textile weaving tradition which continues today. This sari incorporates an ikat silk warp - a type of weaving where the threads are tie-dyed before weaving to create designs in the finished fabric.

Physical description

Sari in two parts, narrow stripes of yellow silk and brick-red cotton warps in field, red, yellow, green and white silk warps in the borders. Border designs of one warp ikat strip, and additional strips with chevron designs in supplementary yellow and white silk warps. Two end borders, both with white and bright pink silk weft bands.

Place of Origin

Burhanpur (made)


ca. 1882 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

Possibly the price in Rs.


Length: 782 cm IS.1702-1883, Width: 114 cm IS.1702-1883, Length: 393.5 cm IS.1702A-1883, Width: 113.5 cm IS.1702A-1883

Object history note

1883 Register Entry: 'DRESS PIECE (Sari). Red cotton net, every third thread of the warp is of yellow silk. The side borders are striped in yellow, red, white, and green silk. The end borders are in bands of red and white silk with a short fringe. Burhampore. 19th cent. L. 25 ft. 8 in., W. 3 ft. 9 in. Bought 1 pound 5 shillings. 1702 (IS) 1883.'

Descriptive line

Sari, in two parts, woven cotton and silk, Burhanpur, ca. 1882; Textiles; Clothing; Women's Clothes


Cotton; Silk; Silk




Textiles; Women's clothes; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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