Woman's tunic (aba, gudge)

Indian (Banni)
British Colonial era
late 19th–20th century

Object Place: Bombay Presidency, Kathiawar, Banni District, India


Center back: 114.3 cm (45 in.) Other (width of sleeves): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s wedding (?) tunic of dark green satin with design on front bodice, top of sleeves and bottom of fine various stylized geometric motifs embroidered in chain, open chain, buttonhole and interweaving stitch in red, orange-gold, dark blue, light green, pink, and beige silk and accented with small mirror discs held in place by buttonhole stitch; hem embroidered with repeating medallion and floral motifs in red, beige, light green, blue and gold; small round red, silk buttons with loop closure on each side of neckline; inner neckline edged lined with white cotton printed with red and purple flowers; underarm and skirt gussets.


Purchased by the MFA, Januray 10, 1935

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund