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Dress skirt

Indian
Early 19th century


Dimensions

376 x 49.5 cm (148 1/16 x 19 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .495 x 3.76

Accession Number

13.2791

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The skirt which has been separated from the waist has a design of bunches of flowers and leaves. In each bunch is a long curving leaf edged with smaller leaves and partially filled with drawn work. The tulip-like large flower is worked in the same way. Across the bottom is a scrolling vine and scallops.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury