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Afghan or Uzbek?

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, embroidered with silk?

Not On View



Woman’s purple dress embroidered at hem and neckline with polychrome threads in floral and abstract patterns of yellow, red, and white


Between about 1962 and 1989, acquired by Emanuel Balkin and Lorraine Balkin (b. 1930 - d. 2017) for Décor International, Boston; 2018, gift of Emanuel Balkin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: Emanuel and Lorraine Balkin founded and operated the gallery Décor International from 1962 until 1989.

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Gift of Emanuel Balkin