green silk; short sleeves; pull-over style; top front, collar and top of sleeves embroidered in red, white, light brown, green, mustard yellow and blue with tiny geometric designs, edged in stars and flowers; mirror details; black velvet ribbon on shoulders and sleeves; neckline lined with red and white striped fabric

Woman's tunic (Abho), mid 19th century

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Probably the finest embroidery in all of India came from the Kutch region of Gujarat, where minute stitching and mirror work was a specialty of several Muslim groups. A wealthy Muslim woman would have worn this kind of tunic only on special occasions, completing the ensemble with a coordinating veil and a pair of loosely fitting silk trousers (ejar) with embroidered cuffs.

Details
Title
Woman's tunic (Abho)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2007.125
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green silk; short sleeves; pull-over style; top front, collar and top of sleeves embroidered in red, white, light brown, green, mustard yellow and blue with tiny geometric designs, edged in stars and flowers; mirror details; black velvet ribbon on shoulders and sleeves; neckline lined with red and white striped fabric