Women's dress ensemble

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-39424

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

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
stitching
geometric patterns
floral patterns
stylization
Women's clothing
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Transfer Printed
Geometric Floral
Geometric
DRESS

Additional Identification Number

1937.1247

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1937.1247AB

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