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Fragment of blouse made for Parsis

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Made in China for the Parsis of India. Dark blue satin on which are embroidered pagodas, Chinese men and women, mounted horseman, birds, flowers and the sun. Embroidered with red, lavender, yellowish green, pale blue and white silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 14, 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (worn in India), 19th century

Place of Use

India

Place of Manufacture

China

Dimensions

Overall (Old dimension retained): 26 x 52 cm (10 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

97.183

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes