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This is another really wonderful piece of Indian sari fabric! This is a fantastic, super light-weight fabric. It's actually rather sheer, though that didn't come across well in the photographs.

The fabric has woven stripes of blue and white going across the width of the fabric, and very tiny white and gold/grey stripes going down the length of the fabric. The blue stripes are about 1/2 inch wide with a metallic thread going down the middle. The blue is a bright, not-quite-turquoise shade that one often sees in Indian textiles.

The best parts are the borders, which measure about 3-1/4 inches wide on both long sides of the fabric. These borders are blue with silvery zari brocade: a design woven from metal thread. (Yes, real metal -- you can smell it! -- and this is very rarely done nowadays.)

At one end of the fabric there are wider blue and white stripes in what was the pallu/decorative end piece of the sari.

I do not know what the fabric is made of, but my guess is silk or rayon blended with cotton (very common in India), with metallic thread details. It's very lovely and light and would make a fantastic summer dress.

Made of silk/rayon/cotton blend, perhaps
Measures about 3 yards 20 inches x 46 inches wide

Condition: great vintage condition. A 5 inch piece of the blue border has been cut off at the very end next to the pallu/decorative end piece

Clearing out the cedar chest -- please see more fabric & remnants in my shop:

Please remember that vintage items are not new and often not perfect, and that they have had a long life of their own before they entered ours.

Silk Sari Fabric Sea Blue Stripes with Silver Metal Thread Borders -- three plus yards


  • Vintage Supply from the 1980s
  • Materials: fabric, cloth, silk, cotton, metal thread
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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