Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Dress waist

Indian
Early 19th century


Dimensions

45.2 x 24.1 cm (17 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.2790

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton and embroidery, steel hook closures

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The body of the dress has low neck, short sleeves and a short waist. In the front are worked with white cotton, laid work and drawn work, sprays of conventional flowers and leaves, mostly leaves. The sleeves are embroidered with a similar design and there are short ruffles in the back. The neck and sleeves are edged with fine points. The belt has a scrolling floral design.

Provenance

1913, bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury to the MFA (Accession date: September 1, 1913); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury