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woman's tunic (aba)
  • India
  • woman's tunic (aba), 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Gujarat, India
  • silk, mirror glass, satin, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 125.7 x 105.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 49 1/2 x 41 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0874
Label Text

Woman's tunic (aba) with embroidery and mirror work on deep blue satin ground. There are circular medallions on the shoulders and bands of decoration on the sleeves. There is a triangular shape with rounded sides under the neck. There are several small bands around this shape and a larger band with mirror work. At the point of the triangle is a medallion with scalloped edges and a semicircular medallion on top, about halfway between the neck and the bottom.