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Fragment of tunic

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Fragment of shirt of blue silk with design of peacocks and other birds and various flowers embroidered in violet and light greenish brown silk. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Parsi), 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Gujarat, India


Overall (Object may be folded, width dimension): 57 x 46.5 cm (22 7/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts