Offering for sale a beautiful vintage Sari from India. This one features black pure silk broadcloth, sure looks like the Orissa silk, with borders of champagne beige and black geometrics and Ikat style Temple borders; and a deep pallou of black and champagne sections; and self fringe. It measures 46" wide and is 6 yards long. It is in very good pre-owned condition with no damage or repairs, one tiny tiny spot or two. What is a Sari? This is the most prominent apparel worn by ladies in India and other Middle Eastern countries. It is wrapped, starting at the waist, with a petticoat holding the sari in place, and the end panel, the pallou, goes over the shoulder. The sari has now also found prominence for American decorators, used for curtains, pillows, draped over a couch, etc. We have collected fine textiles for close to 40 years and a have a very large collection of Saris, many of which we have decided to sell in this shop. This one is a very fine quality, exact age unknown, overall good condition, may or may not have ever been worn. Saris are worn of course, but also collected in India, many times as part of dowry; and Indian ladies often pass their finest ones down to daughters, etc. Our collection came mainly from two ladies born in India who emigrated to the US in the sixties and two other friends who travel extensively
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