Offering for sale a fabulous vintage sari from India. This one features purple heavy silk charmeuse satin with all over woven pink and green florals, leaves, wheels, boteh; end area with gold zari centers in the tiny flowers; borders of gold zari wheels flowers and boteh with pink and green accents and pineapple shaped tiny temple border edging. The pallou is elaborate with a wonderful array of gold zari woven designs. This sari measures 45" wide and is 6 plus yards long. It is in very good condition with no damage or repairs, minor wear. 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 moved to the US in the sixties and two other friends who travel extensively
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