Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
19th century


Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 5/16 x 20 7/8 in. (49 x 53 cm)

Accession Number

36.362

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s sleeveless tunic of dark blue satin with overall design of flowers and scrolling vine embroidered in lavender, purple, beige and light green silk; neck binding and ties of purple plain-weave silk; lined with black silk damask with floral motif; arm holes and bottom edge faced with red satin. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer to the MFA, July 7, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer