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108-015 Embroidered SarI Border

108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border

This kind of embroidery (chinai work) was made by Chinese settlers in Surat for the rich Parsee community in Bombay

These borders were made for decorating the edges of saris.

Black saris and black borders were considered unlucky or inauspicious wear and meant only for funerals and memorial prayer services.

I have a long few borders in my collection as well some smaller fragments with different designs, please inquire for more information

Description in:

Irwin&Hall-Indian Embroidery, Ahmedabad 1972

Here you’ll find an interesting article:

http://www.dsource.in/resource/parsi-embroidered-sari-borders/wearing-sari-border

I have more pieces in stock, please ask for information.

Please visit my website

www.m-beste.com

Information

a. Origin Surat, Gujarat, India
b. Estimated Age End 19th century
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Embroidery with coloured two-ply silk on black silk
d. Size (mention cm/inches) 6 x 550cm
e. Condition Report Very good
f. Damage & Shortcomings None
g. Item Location (Country) Greece
Seller Name Michael
Seller's Email ID mailto:michaelbeste@gmail.com
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border
108-015 Embroidered SarI Border