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Woman's tunic, unconstructed

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Parsi woman's unconstructed blouse of dark blue silk guaze with design of peacocks, phoenix and other birds, butterflies and flowers embroidered in two shades of gold and pale green silk. Probably embroidered by Chinese artists living in the port city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 1, 1895

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian (Parsi), 19th century

Place of Use

India

Dimensions

Overall: 56 x 110cm (22 1/16 x 43 5/16in.)

Accession Number

95.1315

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave gauze embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes