Sash with Poppies (Paithani Patka) Maker: Unknown

late 17th or early 18th century

Asian Art

This sash is typical of the naturalistic floral ornamentation seen in Indian textiles of the seventeenth century, with the blossoms, leaves, and intertwined stems of each plant cluster, or buta, individually poised against the metallic ground.


Silk twill with gold brocading


23 7/16 × 130 3/8 in. (59.6 × 331.2 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number



Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)


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Arthur Upham Pope (1881–1969) and Phyllis Ackerman (1893–1977) Collection, 1936 ; Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 283, ill
  • The Kashmir Shawl, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 24, 27, 31, fig. 14
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