Child's jacket

Indian (Gujarati)
British Colonial era
19th century

Object Place: Probably Bombay Presidency, India


Height (Centerback) x width: 12 1/4 x 31 in. (31.1 x 78.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s bodice with design along neck, shoulders and front edges of single rows of red and gold cotton embroidery and one row of small geometric repeat in white; top of sleeves have design of stylized medallions and birds embroidered in red, white and green cotton, the left sleeve also has a wide zigzag band; there is a single round dark blue silk button with loop closure on the front of the bodice; neckline and sleeves trimmed with red silk binding, bottom edge trimmed with red and yellow stripe binding with front ties.


Gift from Mrs. John C. Spring to the MFA, in memory of Mrs. A. Craige Spring, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John C. Spring in memory of Mrs. A. Craige Spring