Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1853-1857

GUSN

GUSN-37773

Description

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

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
stitching
ikat
silk (textile)
twill
wool (textile)
mourning
stripes
Women's clothing
Silk
Wool
Cotton
Twill
Hand Stitched
Striped
Mourning
Ikat
DRESS

Inscription

Handwritten tag attached at waist ""Black barege 1855-1860.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lilias Page

Accession Number

1935.415