Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
19th century


Place of Use: Gujarat, India

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 1/2 x 20 in. (52.1 x 50.8 cm)

Accession Number

03.1043

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Parsi woman’s tunic of indigo blue silk with overall design of flower and bird motifs embroidered in cream cotton and border design around the neck, arm holes, across the shoulders and at the bottom edge is a repeating pattern of floral and bird motifs embroidered in cream cotton; neck binding and ties of dark blue silk satin. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA,1903

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection