Woman's trousers (ejar, ezar)

Indian (Kathiwar)
British Colonial era
19th century


Object Place: Kathiawar, India

Dimensions

98 x 104 cm (38 9/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.743

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk; waistband of cotton plain-weave; appliquéd mirror discs

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s trousers of green satin embroidered with repeating dots; border design at bottom of trouser legs of a row of repeating triangles and ziggurat motifs separated by scattered flowers embroidered in red, orange, green, dark blue and white silk accented with appliquéd mirror discs; waistband is of dark green plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel