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Part of a sari

December 31, 1749
Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54




Part of a sari 1700s - 1800s India, Mughal, Aurangabad, 18th-19th century Central panel plain weave (paired weft): silk and metal thread; tapestry weave border Overall: 58.4 x 120.7 cm (23 x 47 1/2 in.) Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1925.670 DESCRIPTION This section of an upper garment has been cut down from its original length, with borders applied to the short ends. The rose-colored threads in one direction lend an underlying warmth to the metallic thread woven in the opposite direction that changes hue and sheen as the wearer moves. The border is a flowering vine pattern with alternating pink and orange blossoms. PROVENANCE Ghulam Mohiudden. EXHIBITION HISTORY Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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