Shirt made for the Parsis of India

Chinese (worn in India)

Place of Manufacture: China; Place of Use: Parsi, India


Overall: 49 x 119cm (19 5/16 x 46 7/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made in China for the Parsees of India. Red silk on which is worked with French knots and white silk a powder of symmetrically arranged groups of flowers. Around the neck, arm-holes and on the shoulders and bottom of the garment are borders of conventional floral ornament. Worked with white and light green silk. On the front and back are two birds.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 30, 1898

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection