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Black barege ("A dress material of gauze weave with a worsted warp and a silk weft," p. 155 "Textiles in America", Florence Montgomery.) Bodice has high neckline; piped neckline and armsceyes; bodice pleated and smocked to form "V" shape at waist; bodice is boned at front, back and sides, and lined with tan cotton twill; sleeves lined with tan glazed cotton; waistband with cartridge pleats all around; long sleeves with double ruffle; skirt has 3 flounces; all ruffles and flounces woven with ikat patterned bands in white and black; Skirt lined wit brown cambric; pocket on right side; hook and eye closure center front and overlapping on left side; hem edged with green wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1857
Inscriptions
Handwritten tag attached at waist ""Black barege 1855-1860.""
Material
cotton (textile)
ikat
silk (textile)
stitching
twill
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
ikat
Ikat
Mourning
mourning
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Striped
stripes
Twill
twill
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1935.415
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lilias Page
GUSN
37773

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