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Man's coat (choga)

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Man's Mughal-style coat (choga) with narrow sleeves, side slits and front opening and overall repeating design of large stylized flowering cones (kalka) in black silk and gold and silver discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (kalabatun) on a red silk ground; composed of several panels and...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Andhra Pradesh), 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Andhra Pradesh, India

Dimensions

Center back: 121.9 cm (48 in.) Height x width: 48 x 70 in. (121.9 x 177.8 cm)

Accession Number

97.176

Medium or Technique

Silk with silk and silver and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes