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Banyan

Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Chester Dale, 1953
Accession Number:
C.I.53.74.7a, b
Not on view
An overall interest in all things Eastern influenced textile designs and clothing styles of the eighteenth century. The banyan, a popular men's leisure garment, was inspired by East Indian styles of clothing. Although worn only at home, many banyans were nevertheless made from luxurious patterned silks.
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