Woman's tunic

Indian (Peshawar)
Britsh Colonial era
late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place: Peshawar, India


Height x width: 32 x 31 in. (81.3 x 78.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave ground embroidered with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s tunic of pinkish-red plain-weave silk with design of panels of large floral sprays divided by bands of green silk embroidered with white floral motif; side opening at neck with single round pink silk button and loop closure; underarm gusset of yellow-gold silk; neck and hem faced with orange plain-weave cotton.


Purchased by the donor at the bazaar at Peshawar, India; Gift from Mrs. Percival Merritt to the MFA, March 2, 1916

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Percival Merritt