Woman's bodice (choli)

Indian (Gujarati)
British Colonial era
19th century

Object Place: Probably Bombay Presidency, India


Height (centerback) x width: 10 x 28 1/2 in. (25.4 x 72.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave embroidered with cotton

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s bodice of dark blue twill-weave silk with design on one side of overall repeating zigzag bands embroidered in red and white cotton, the other side has scattered floral medallions and small birds embroidered in red, white and yellow; the neckline and cuffs are trimmed with floral motifs and repeating diamond lozenge pattern in red, white, green and yellow; edges of blouse trimmed with red twill-weave silk binding; underarm gussets of gold twill-weave silk.


Gift from Mrs. John C. Spring to the MFA, in memory of Mrs. A. Craige Spring, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John C. Spring in memory of Mrs. A. Craige Spring