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Woman's caftan

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Deep red caftan made of traditional Indian (Gujarati) silk chiffon, tie-dyed with allover pattern of elephants and floral motifs within a grid, heavily embellished with gold chainstitch embroidery and gold sequins. Front decorated with patchwork of pieced red and pink silk brocades and plain...

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By 2010, private collection, Beverly Hills [see note 1]; 2010, sold by private collection to Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; 2010, sold by Decades tothe MFA. (Accession date: May 19, 2010) NOTES: [1] According to e-mail correspondance from Silver, it was purchased from a Beverly Hills woman's estate.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

English (London), about 1969

Object Place

London, England


Center back: 137 cm (53 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon), resist dyed and embroidered with sequins; silk plain weave with discontinuous patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts