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Sari

c. 1855 (made)
Place of origin

Incomplete sari, dark red cotton brocaded with gold-wrapped thread in decorative vertical bands. Black and gold borders, a deep plain end border at one end.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven silk, gold-wrapped thread brocade
Brief description
Woman's wrapped garment (sari), red cotton with metal-wrapped thread brocade, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, c. 1855
Physical description
Incomplete sari, dark red cotton brocaded with gold-wrapped thread in decorative vertical bands. Black and gold borders, a deep plain end border at one end.
Dimensions
  • Length: 600cm
  • Width: 106cm
Object history
Transferred from India Museum 1879. Slip book entry 2918: 'Womans Garment or Scarf / Saree / Madura / 55 / Good Color Richly Emb'd with Gold in patterns'
Historical context
The complete piece would have been intended for use as a garment, clothing.
Other number
2918 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
4389(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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