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  • Place of origin:

    Aurangabad (Probably , made)
    Hyderabad (According to the slip entry , made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sari, red and blue silk striped field, red and silver-gilt woven side borders with a pattern of diamonds and green stripes. End border (pallu) of silver-gilt-wrapped silk thread with double-interlocked tapestry-woven floral silk design in red, green, white, and blue around a wide plain silver-gilt centre. Inner end unpatterned.

Place of Origin

Aurangabad (Probably , made)
Hyderabad (According to the slip entry , made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Marks and inscriptions

'Gold bordered/silk [illegible word]/100 /[illegible words and undeciphered Persian inscription]/Aurangabad'
Small handwritten paper label, attached to field near border.


Length: 800 cm approx., Width: 114 cm

Object history note

Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip entry: 'Woman's garment or Scarf / Saree / Hyderabad, Deccan / 55 / Shot silk Gold flowered borders & ends.'

Historical context note

The complete piece would have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.

Descriptive line

Paithani-style sari, red and blue striped silk ground with floral motifs in silver-gilt end, probably, Aurangabad, ca. 1855; Textiles; Women's clothes


Silk (textile); Metal-wrapped thread




Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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