about 1805

Object Place: United States


Center back: 193 cm (76 in.) Center front: 127 cm, 30 1/2 x 29 1/4 in.Bust X Waist (50 in., CF length 77.5 x 74.3 cm) Center front (bodice): 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.) Center back (bodice): 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) embroidered with cotton

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A dress of India embroidered mull with high waistline, square neck, underbodice of white linen folding across front with flap of mull forming front of bodice, short slightly puffed sleeves, skirt straight in front with all fullness gathered behind, much longer in back to form train (fish tail train) and all-over embroidery of slightly serpentine lines of eyelets with minute sprigs of berries in between serpentines. Indian cloth made into dress in the U.S.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron