Length of embroidered silk

Indian (Parsi)
19th or early 20th century

Object Place: India


Overall: 151 x 111cm (59 7/16 x 43 11/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave guaze embroidered with silk

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Length of black plain-weave silk with design of rows of birds surrounded by flowers embroidered in purple, yellow and white silk; narrow floral borders with two narrow outer bands and a wider central band embroidered in silk with a purple, yellow and white floral motif. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 8, 1927

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection