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patola sari

Indian


Patolu saris are among the most exquisite double ikat textiles in the world. The precision of the closely woven motifs sets these textiles apart from all others. During the ikat process great care and attention is give to minimizing the fuzziness of the edges. These luxurious saris are worn by wealthy brides and close female relatives during wedding ceremonies.

purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1982).

Object Information

nationality
Indian
creation date
1830-1860
dimensions
203 5/16 x 39 in.
accession number
82.12
credit line
Emma Harter Sweetser Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors