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Shirt made for the Parsis of India

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Made in China for the Parsees of India. Red silk on which is worked with French knots and white silk a powder of symmetrically arranged groups of flowers. Around the neck, arm-holes and on the shoulders and bottom of the garment are borders of conventional floral ornament. Worked with white...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 30, 1898

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (worn in India),

Place of Use

Parsi, India

Place of Manufacture



Overall: 49 x 119cm (19 5/16 x 46 7/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts