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Sari

  • Place of origin:

    Saurashtra (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tie-dyed silk

  • Museum number:

    IS.202-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The unusual design of this sari shows a shepherd surrounded by animals, including elephants, alternating with huge leafy trees. The field is surrounded by a border of square compartments with elephants, flowers and what may be tigers. The pattern is mostly in white and yellow dots, with some localised areas of green applied separately.

Physical description

Sari of tie-dyed silk with an unusual design showing a shepherd surrounded by animals, including elephants, alternating with huge leafy trees. The field is surrounded by a border of square compartments with elephants, possibly tigers, and flowers. The pattern is mostly of white and yellow dots with some localised areas of green applied separately.

Place of Origin

Saurashtra (made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tie-dyed silk

Dimensions

Length: 452 cm, Width: 91 cm, Length: 178 in, Width: 36 in

Descriptive line

Sari of tie-dyed silk, Saurashtra, early 20th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pp.42-43, cat. no. 13, ill.
Tie-dyed textiles of India : tradition and trade / Veronica Murphy and Rosemary Crill. London: Victoria and Albert Museum :in association with Mapin Publishing, 1991 Number: 0944142303

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Tie-dyed

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Birds; Plants; Flowers; Elephant; Tiger; Shepherd

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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