A silk patolu sari, woven in double ikat with gilt metal wefts at one end, decorated with elephants, parrots, flowers and dancing girls within a diamond trellis, all within elaborate borders. The dancing girls are a rare feature of this type of patolu.
Indian, Gujarat, late 19th/early 20th century
Width: 391.15 cm
Height: 132 cm
An example is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, but without the dancing girls, and illustrated:
Indian Ikat Textiles, pl. 20. The author writes that this type seems to have been particularly associated with the Brahmin communities of northern Gujarat.
From a private English collection.
印度, 古吉拉特, 19世紀