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Woman's tunic

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Parsi woman's sleeveless tunic of dark blue silk gauze ground with diagonal lattice of pink tie resist-dyed spots enclosing small silk embroidered cream-white flowers with yellow and pinkish-red center; neck, armholes and lower edge trimmed with repeating peacock and flower motifs embroidered in...

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Provenance

Lent by Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, March 20, 1917; Gift from the estate of Mrs. Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy to the MFA, March 10, 1971

Credit Line

Bequest of estate of Mrs. Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy

Indian (Parsi), 19th century

Place of Manufacture

India

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (59.7 x 69.2 cm)

Accession Number

1971.86

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk; tie resist-dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes