Woman's skirt

Late 19th century

Object Place: India


83 x 240 cm (32 11/16 x 94 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground, resist-dyed, embroidered with cotton, appliquéd mirror discs

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Skirt of dark brown twill-weave silk with overall design of light brown pinwheel motifs and accented with small white stars and small blue and tan circles containing mirror discs embroidered in cotton; yoke of blue-black silk with red pinwheel motifs gathered into gold satin folded-over waistband; hem has embroidered design of repeating diamond lozenge pattern in gold, red and white cotton.


Purchased from A.A. Vantine & Co., of New York by Denman Waldo Ross; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 1, 1895

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection