Woman's wedding tunic (aba)
Indian (Gujarati, Khatrie)
British Colonial era
Object Place: Gujarat, India, Kutch
Height (center back) x width (accross top): 39 3/4 x 38 in. (101 x 96.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk; appliquéd mirror discs
Not On View
Woman’s wedding tunic of red satin with design on the bodice and the top of the sleeves of stylized rosettes and leaves embroidered in black and beige silk; large star-shaped floral medallion at mid-torso; the remainder of the garment has overall design of stylized floral motifs accented with mirror discs; hem of skirt has design of repeating stylized rosettes and leaf motifs embroidered in black and tan silk; opening on each side of neck with round button and loop closure; underarm and skirt gussets.
By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)
 See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.
Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel