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Woman's Sari

A work made of silk and gilt-metal-wrapped thread, plain weave with supplementary pattern wefts.
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  • A work made of silk and gilt-metal-wrapped thread, plain weave with supplementary pattern wefts.

Date:

Late 19th century

Artist:

India

About this artwork

The Hindi word sari translates to “strip [length] of cloth,” and the garment has a history that dates back as far as 2000 BCE. Worn throughout Southeast Asia, the sari is mostly associated with India. The exact method of wrapping this garment varies widely; typically, a woman wraps and pleats the sari around her waist and then drapes it over one shoulder, sometimes covering her head. A sari is worn with a short, fitted blouse called a choli, and sometimes with an underskirt. The brilliant red color of this sari is associated with wedding attire.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Woman's Sari

Place

India (Object made in)

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Made 1875–1900

Medium

Silk and gilt-metal-wrapped thread, plain weave with supplementary pattern wefts

Dimensions

307.4 × 97.2 cm (121 × 38 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Carter H. Harrison through the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1944.128

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