Woman's tunic

Indian (Parsi)
19th century

Object Place: Surat, Gujarat, India


Height x width: 26 x 22 1/2 in. (66 x 57.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Parsi woman’s sleeveless tunic of purple silk with overall design of stylized flowers and border design at neck, arm holes, across shoulders and at bottom edge of elaborate floral motifs embroidered primarily in cream with accents in red and yellow; neck binding and ties of red satin. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Gift from Mrs. John Dane to the MFA, May 8, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Dane