Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
18th or 19th century

Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India


Height x width: 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave, tie resist-dyed, embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Parsi woman’s sleeveless tunic of dark purple-blue silk with small white and pink tie-dyed dots and border design at neck, arm holes, across shoulders and at bottom edge of peacock and flowers motifs embroidered in cream silk. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Gift from Miss Amanda F. Sylvester to the MFA, March 11, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amanda F. Sylvester