Bodice

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1855-1870

GUSN

GUSN-12785

Description

Printed windowpane gauze. Cream ground printed w/ multicolored floral bunches. Bodice (1915.36) w/ high piped neck. Square yoke of green & red plaid printed ruching (same windowpane fabric). Long bell-shaped sleeves trimmed w/ same plaid rutching. Bodice is fitted through waist and has peplum w/ point at back and curved front. Trimmed w/ same plaid ruching. Boned darts and princess seams. Lined w/ white cotton twill; 8 covered buttons at center front. Skirt matches bodice; box pleats at front; cartridge pleats at back stiffened w/ light blue canvas. One plaid band midway. Hem has printed plaid border w/ larger floral bunches. Bound w/ green wool tape. Waist lined w/ cotton; hook & eye at left side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bodices
cotton (textile)
gauze
stitching
machine-made
printing (process)
silk (textile)
weaving
wool (textile)
African American
ethnohistory
checker pattern
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
plaids
Women's clothing
Silk
Wool
Gauze
Cotton
Transfer Printed
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
Checked
Flower
Plaid
Twilled
Black History
BODICE

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1915.36