Sleeved garment

CULTURE:
India (?)
DATE:
1930–1950
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General Description

Like the dynamic coat from Uzbekistan [2005.70], this Hindu garment is richly decorated with bright colors. The front features sparkling sequins framed with embroidered red, blue, pink, and green circles. Bold stripes and bands of patterning stretch along both sides of the elongated tunic. On the back, an elaborate embroidered design covers the shoulders, and horizontal bands of pattern fill the lower portion.

Excerpt from

  • Label text, Anne Bromberg, Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road, 2017.

Web Resources

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    Explore contemporary Indian textile design and fashion through the exhibition The Fabric of India: At the Cutting Edge.