Woman's tunic

India (Parsi)
19th century


Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

17.672

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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