Man's coat (shervani)

18th century

Object Place: India


Height (centerback) x width (sleeves): 35 1/2 x 38 in. (90.2 x 96.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silver- and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; faced with silk satin

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s long-sleeved fitted coat (shervani) with design of vertical rows of geometric and floral motifs in silver and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red twill-weave silk ground; neck, front and sleeve edges trimmed with braid of green and red silk and metallic gold; two button loops attached at neck opening on left side; neck, front and hem have gold silk satin facing.


Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection