Man's coat (choga)

Indian (Andhra Pradesh)
18th or early 19th century

Object Place: Andhra Pradesh, India


Center back: 121.9 cm (48 in.) Height x width: 48 x 70 in. (121.9 x 177.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with silk and silver and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s Mughal-style coat (choga) with narrow sleeves, side slits and front opening and overall repeating design of large stylized flowering cones (kalka) in black silk and gold and silver discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (kalabatun) on a red silk ground; composed of several panels and underarm gussets; edged with cream silk ribbon; lined with black plain-weave cotton with printed design of palm leaves in yellow, red and white.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 14, 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection