, Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [patolu or patola] ENLARGE | ZOOM 1/1

traded to Sumatra, Indonesia Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [patolu or patola] 18th century Title Notes: with processional elephant design [harti bhat]. The elephant forms enclose human figures (male, female and child) within their bodies and between their legs. The design also features horses, camels, deer, monkeys, mythical creatures and flowering plants
Place made: Gujarat, India
Materials & Technique: textiles, ceremonial objects, silk, natural dyes; double ikat
Primary Insc: Devangari script has been incorporated into the double ikat weave, and runs along the top of the cloth;
Dimensions: 260.0 h x 86.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.1095
Subject: Animals: elephants