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Asian Art

Sash (Paithani Patka)

late 17th or early 18th century

Brocaded silk twill and metal cloth

23 7/16 × 130 3/8 in. (59.6 × 331.2 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
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.
India, Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)

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.


The Kashmir Shawl, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 24, 27, 31, fig. 14.

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 32–33, no. 27, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 283, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.