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South Asia, Room 41, case 6A
Place of Origin
Width: 158 cm, Length: 333 cm
Object history note
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 26] '0690. SCARF. Coloured silk, gold embroidered; Burhampore. 8243'
Sari, woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, 1855
Labels and date
Woven cotton, silk and gold-wrapped thread.
Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
Transferred from the India Museum
This lavish sari includes a form of tapestry weave that is a feature of Central Indian fabrics. The technique is especially associated with the town of Paithan, but it was probably done in several centres around the city of Aurangabad. The acquisition records of the India Museum state that this sari was acquired in Burhanpur. [27/9/2013]
South & South East Asia Collection