Length of skirt (gaghra)

Indian (Kutch)
19th century


Object Place: Probably Cutch, India

Dimensions

71.5 x 212 cm (28 1/8 x 83 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.845

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of skirt fabric of yellow-gold satin with design of repeating rows of peacock and floral motifs alternating with rows of flower sprays embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in various sizes of chain stitch; hem border of dark blue satin with row of parrots alternating with rosettes and chrysanthemums, under which is a strip of stylized tulips embroidered in silk.

Provenance

Gift from Mr. Henry S. Hall to the MFA, October 11, 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.