woman's wrapper (sari)

 
Nationality
Indian
Creation date
Materials
silk, metallic threads
Dimensions
16 x 43 in.
Credit line
Gift of Herbert S. Zim
Accession number
76.589
Collection
Not Currently On View

The sari, a garment traditionally worn by many Indian women, is an uncut and unsewn length of cloth. Its length varies from 13 to 20 feet, and it is draped and wrapped around the body.

For centuries, the most luxurious saris were woven in Banaras, using the finest silk and metallic threads.

The outstanding quality of this sari is apparent in its rich and sumptuous purple color, intricate floral design and exquisite paisley pattern.

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