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Man's waistcoat

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Man's waistcoat with design of vertical rows geometric and floral motif repeat in gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a red twill-weave silk ground; two curved front pockets trimmed with blue silk; front opening has six metal hooks and loops; lined with fuchsia...

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Provenance

Lent by Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1943; The Elizabeth Day McCormick Colection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Indian, 18th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Height (centerback) x width: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Accession Number

43.514

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; lined with silk satin; metal hooks and loops

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes