Silk and metallic thread weaves are documented to origin all over the Indian subcontinent. However it is in Paithan and Aurangabad, both in Maharashtra, where weavers excelled in a complicated craft to produce dazzling but very fragile and expensive sarees and sashes.
Cotton, silk and gold wrapped silk thread woven in dovetail tapestry technique. The long sash features long wide gold stripes with polychrome silk botehs at one end.
Circa: 19th c
Condition: One end missing, otherwise in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 16" X 36" L
Inventory number: TX4801