Woman's tunic

India (Parsi)
19th century

Object Place: India


Height x width: 24 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (62.9 x 64.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Parsi woman’s tunic of pinkish-red silk gauze with overall design of repeating bird and leaf motifs embroidered in cream silk with accents in pale yellow (beak and feet) and pale green (wings) and border design around the neck, arm holes, across the shoulders and bottom edge of repeating long-tailed birds and floral motifs embroidered in cream silk.


Purchased by the donor in Algiers in 1894; Gift from Mrs. Edward Robinson, June 11, 1903

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Robinson