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Woman's dress

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Dress of yellow silk imported from Rajasthan, India, resist died (tie-dyed) and embroidered with silk and metallic yarns in Indian-inspired motifs. The metallic threads are embroidered in chain stitch while the silk threads act as "filler." The resist areas are printed with small blue and red...

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2010, consigned anonymously to Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May and Jane Pappalardo

English, about 1969

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Center back: 151.8 cm (59 3/4 in.) Center front: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, tie-dyed and printed; metallic and silk yarn embroidery; sequins; plastic Ground fabric - silk / Green embroidery yarn - rayon


Textiles and Fashion Arts