sari; patola

Silk double ikat patola cloth, sari, the main field with a regular allover pattern chiefly in maroon, the area divided into geometric patterns by rows of tiny cream squares, with details in cream, yellow, green and black. The main field is edged at each side with a border of hexagonal lozenges, each containing a motif, which alternates between an eight-pointed star and an arragement of four crosses. Along each selvedge are stripes in green and cream against a maroon ground. At each end the sari has a panel decorated with stylised plants consisting of a stem with an upright heart at the centre top, below this a red flower hangs to each side, and below this a white heart shape hanging down at each side. Natural dyes.

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