Woman's skirt (gaghra)

Indian (Kutch)
19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 74cm (29 1/8in.)

Accession Number

11.1381

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk, appliquéd mirror discs; mica

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s gathered skirt of brownish-orange satin with overall design of stylized flowers embroidered in dark red, black and white silk, and detailed with appliquéd mirror discs; hem border has design of repeating floral medallions; brownish-orange satin yoke gathered into folded waistband of dark blue satin; lined with brownish-orange plain-weave silk (added later).

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection