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Asian Art

Woman’s Tunic

19th century

Silk with silk embroidery and couched metal cord; satin weave

back length from bottom of collar: 115.4 cm. (45 1/2 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1937.5352
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Indian, Pakistani
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Mulla Mahomed, the late dragoman of the Sultan of Muscat, Karachi, Pakistan; Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 34–35, no. 29, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.