Blue Gauze Sari
Sari of blue silk gauze with continuous (borders) and discontinuous (field ) supplementary weft of silver and gold thread. The design features fruit medallions in the ground and alternating pairs of fruits and leaves in the wide borders. Brocades of such high craftsmanship are produced in the holy city of Varanasi (Benares)
Circa: Late 19th C.
Origin: Benares, India
Material: Gold and silver metallic thread on cotton gauze foundation
Condition: Minor restoration, very good
Dimensions: 46" x 288"
Inventory number: TX3725