Sarasa for the Tea Ceremony with Apsara Angels 10980
India for the Thai-Japanese Market
Cotton, painted mordant and resist dye
18th Century
20 x 15 in/51 x 38 cm


The Tea Ceremony was a highly formalized ritual of proactive mediation and benefited from support of the noble class. Only the greatest trading families could afford such rare and precious textiles. The piece presented here was made in India for the Thai Court but made its way to Japan instead.