Akho Garo (fully embroidered) Sari
Garo has become an identity for Parsi women. It is worn on special occasions as well as at marriages. Appreciative of Chinese embroidery, Parsi traders bought embroidered silks for their families and placed orders for embroidered sari borders, saris, blouses and pantaloons. The embroidery was worked on a variety of Chinese silks. Over time, the word garo (from the Gujarati word for a sari) was associated with the Chinese embroidered sari.
This sari belonged to the family of poet Ardeshir Khabardaar (1881-1953).
Gift of Manek Khabardar
Textiles and Costumes of India
Silk with embroidery
20th century CE