Skirt

Indian (Kutch)
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall (Legnth and width at waist): 34.5 x 15 cm (13 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.22

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave embroidered with silk, appliquéd mirror discs

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Skirt of crimson-red twill-weave silk with overall design of peacocks and flowers and, along bottom, a procession of birdlike figures walking and mounted on horseback embroidered in cream, black, yellow, lavender and green silk and accented with appliquéd mirror discs; border at hem of dark blue twill-weave silk with design in top row of repeating star-shaped floral motifs embroidered in white, black, yellow and green silk and, in bottom row, repeating floral medallions embroidered in white, yellow, blue and lavender silk; skirt gathered into a folded-over dark blue twill-weave silk waistband.

Provenance

Gift from the Honorable George Holden Tinkham to the MFA, January 14, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham