This sari is richly decorated with geomatrical and floral designs,both in pallu and the ground.The sari is much bigger in width than the normal sari.It is possible that it was drapped as an intricately arranged kashta requiring a greater width of the sari.
Developed probably during the rule of the Bhosles of Tanjore,it added one more exquisite variety to the already existing vast range of textiles in India.Besides the saris,pagadi pieces of this material were also produced in this fabric.The technique is quite unique and will require considerable effort to revive it.
Textiles and Costumes of India
Cotton,Gold-Wrapped Yarn Resist Dyeing
18th Century CE
Kuruppur, Thanjauvr District