Sari-length textile

Bangladesh, Dacca

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These two exceptionally fine muslin sari-length textiles are both decorated in the same in-weave technique with variants of the same design. Both may be termed jamdani muslin saris, a style of sari known for its unique patterns and representations of plants and flowers, skillfully adapted into the weave of the fabric. These designs are created in undyed muslin with deep blue in-weave patterning, with bold kalkas (mango) motifs, a common thematic element in jamdani saris distinguished by a prominent mango design inset in each corner. Floral repeats are woven in diagonal patterns. This motif is better known as a tear-drop motif made popular in so-called Paisley embroidered shawls of Kashmiri workmanship

Sari-length textile, Muslin with in-weave design, Bangladesh, Dacca

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