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Sari

c.1881-82 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Complete sari of white cotton, with narrow side borders of metal-wrapped thread and red silk on one side and purple and ref silk on the other. The pallu has a broad band of metal-wrapped thread.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Cotton, silk and metal-wrapped thread, woven
Brief description
Sari, white cotton with gold borders, Madurai, c.1881-82
Physical description
Complete sari of white cotton, with narrow side borders of metal-wrapped thread and red silk on one side and purple and ref silk on the other. The pallu has a broad band of metal-wrapped thread.
Dimensions
  • Length: 740cm
  • Width: 111cm
Object history
Acquired by Caspar Purdon Clarke on his purchasing trip to India in 1881 to 1882.



1883 South Kensington Museum Register entry: 'DRESS PIECE (Sari). White cotton, with narrow side borders of gold rosettes in blue compartments, near the principal end, succeeded by blue and red stripes. The principal end has a broad and narrow plain gold band and a short fringe. Madura. 19th cent. L.24 ft. 7 in., W.3 ft. 7 in. Bought, £1 16s. 1732-1883 (IS).'
Historical context
Intended for use as garment, clothing.
Collection
Accession number
IS.1732-1883

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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