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Women's dress ensemble

Description

A=Dress; B=Capelet. Block printed cotton in light brown & cream geometric patterned ground w/ picotage; shapes outlined w/ aubergine; with stylized flowers & leaves in bright green & brown with a yellow center. A=Dress - broad neckline; princess seam; bodice pointed at front only; long sleeves with a double self ruffle (above elbow) & fitted below elbow to wrist. Self-piping around neckline, waist, center front, armscye & back; bodice lined with brown cotton; skirt has cotton waistband printed with blue & pink flowers & stitched onto bodice. Skirt has pleats around front with cartridge pleats at center back between shoulders; hem lined with cotton. Originally hook & eye closure at center back & wrists (but they are missing). B=Capelet - matching fabric; rectangular in shape; self-ruffle & piping. Underarms have been reinforced.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Geometric
Geometric Floral
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
stitching
stylization
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1937.1247AB
GUSN
39424

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