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Silk w/ horizontal bands of bright blue & cream; patterned vertical band of lampas; wide band; busy pattern w/ serpentines & areas of red ground w/ cream floral. Smaller areas of teal background w/ cream floral; some edged in red; dark blue areas w/ cream Persian characters. Brown & cream serpentine run along sides of pattern w/ scalloped border; smaller band is sectional repeat of larger band; tiny vertical ribweave stripe of red & cream. Waistband of same material lined w/ rust wool & darted; mid-calf hemline; 2" wide black velvet tie closure at back; waistline smocking at center front & back left & right.
aprons (protective wear)
lampas (textile material)
velvet (fabric weave)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman