Woman's tunic

India (Parsi)
19th century

Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India


Height x width: 25 x 27 in. (63.5 x 68.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s tunic of pale yellow-gold silk with overall repeating design of peahens embroidered in two shades of gold silk with pale green silk accents; border design at neck of peacocks and flowers embroidered in two shades of gold silk; neck binding and ties of gold silk. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Lent by Denman W. Ross to the MFA, October 27, 1913; Returned to lender August 2, 1915; Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection