This unique specially comissioned sari expresses the feeling of patrotism of its wearer. It has star-shaped buttis woven all over the ground in silver and golden jari. The slogan Vande mataram is woven in green and maroon resham (silk thread) on the buttis and also all along the border.

This revolutionary song was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1882. It soon became an inspirational slogan for freedom fighters. The song was first sung in a political context by Rabindranath Tagore at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress. It became a national song of Independant India in 1950.


  • Title: Chanderi Sari
  • Date Created: Early 20th century CE
  • Location: India
  • Provenance: Gift of Smt. Kalpana Vora
  • Type: Sari
  • Medium: Silk with jari
  • Region: Chander, Madhya Pradesh
  • Accession Number: 98.4

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps