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Suicide Sari

Ensemble
2011 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Silk crepe sari with 'Suicide' print in black and white, silk vest with matching motif, cotton petticoat with 'Shoetread' design in blue.

Object details

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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Sari
  • Blouse
  • Petticoat
TitleSuicide Sari (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Screen-printed silk, cotton
Brief description
'Suicide Sari' ensemble designed by Kallol Datta 1955, Kolkata, 2011
Physical description
Silk crepe sari with 'Suicide' print in black and white, silk vest with matching motif, cotton petticoat with 'Shoetread' design in blue.
Dimensions
  • Sari length: 5560mm
  • Sari width: 1130mm
Gallery label
Suicide Print Sari Kallol Datta uses unusual, occasionally provocative, prints on his outfits. He developed the 'suicide print' for this sari with artist Indranil Ram Kamath and integrates into the pattern an image of a stick-figure hanging by the neck. Datta's shoe-tread print is on the underskirt. Worn with a loose fitting blouse, this ensemble is a daring alternative to the conventional sari. Designed by Kallol Datta (b.1982) Silk with silk-screen print Kolkata, West BEngal, 2011 Purchased with the assistance of the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Mr. Perry Smith V&A: IS. 25-2015(03/10/2015-10/01/2016)
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Mr. Perry Smith
Bibliographic reference
Crill, Rosemary ed. The Fabric of India text by Rosemary Crill, Steven Cohen and Divia Patel. V&A Publications, London: 2016. illus. 238
Collection
Accession number
IS.25:1 to 3-2015

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Record createdMay 28, 2015
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