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Embroidered Tunic & Skirt

Country Of Origin

India

Region

Gujarat

Date

Late 19th century/early 20th century

Materials

Floss silk, silk, metal thread

Technique

Chain and satin stitch silk and couched metal thread embroidery on silk ground

Condition

Some minor losses to white silk, skirt missing waistband

This woman's tunic and matching skirt from Gujarat is in excellent condition and appears never to have been worn. The neck is bordered in gold embroidery and the skirt and edging are covered with cheerful white flowers. The ground is a taffeta silk with pink warps and deep blue wefts. It was collected prior to 1933 by Dr. Charles E. Mullin. Dr. Mullin was a chemist for American Celanese Co. with a specialty in fabric dyes and dyeing techniques. He traveled extensively throughout Europe & Asia in the 1920s and early 1930s collecting regional textiles and garments.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

404

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