Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
19th century


Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 x 22 1/2 in. (66 x 57.2 cm)

Accession Number

41.337

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Parsi woman’s sleeveless tunic of purple silk with overall design of stylized flowers and border design at neck, arm holes, across shoulders and at bottom edge of elaborate floral motifs embroidered primarily in cream with accents in red and yellow; neck binding and ties of red satin. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. John Dane to the MFA, May 8, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Dane