Woman's tunic

Indian (Sindh)
19th century


Object Place: Hyderabad, Sindh, India

Dimensions

Height (centerback) x width (at bottom of armhole ): 27 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. (70.5 x 54.6 cm)

Accession Number

43.438

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, couched gold-wrapped thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s sleeveless tunic of cream plain-weave silk with offset, “dewdrop” neckline with single red button closure and design at neck, armholes, seams and along the bottom edge of floral motifs couched in gold-wrapped thread; faced with plain-weave red silk; lined with natural plain-weave cotton with printed design of diagonal bands of floral pattern in light and dark brown.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection