Offering for sale a wonderful vintage sari from India. This one features lavender silk, very iridescent, with woven gold zari medallions, very deep shiny gold borders with woven peach, purple and cinnamon designs; fabulous pallou of creamy white, peach, gold zari, flowers , geometrics, boteh and temple shapes. There is the typical protective netting under the pallou as found on heavy fine saris to protect the threads. This sari measures 46" wide and is 5 & 1/2 yards long. It is in very good pre-owned condition with no damage or repairs, mild wear. It does have the hem facing found on saris that are worn, that can be removed. 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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