Sleeveless coat

Indian (Gujarati)
19th century


Object Place: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height (centerback) x width (at shoulders): 41 x 11 in. (104.1 x 27.9 cm)

Accession Number

43.496

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; lined with printed cotton plain-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless coat with overall repeating design of gold leaf with small green silk accent and floral motif in gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red twill-weave silk ground; trimmed with narrow band of blue satin; two sets of green and red silk braided ties with fringe attached at center front and side opening; lined with natural plain-weave cotton with printed pattern of red floral motif, faced with purple satin.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, April 9, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection