Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
19th century

Object Place: India


Overall (Legnth): 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Parsi woman’s tunic of dark blue silk gauze with overall design of small floral motifs embroidered in white silk and border design around the neck, arm holes, across the shoulders and bottom edge of repeating floral and bird motifs embroidered in white silk with accents in violet and pale yellow. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Purchased by Mrs. Edward Robinson in Algiers, 1894; Gift from Mrs. Edward Robinson to the MFA, June 11, 1903

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Robinson