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Embroidered "robe"

French (?)
1920s


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 132.1 x 80.6 cm (52 x 31 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4982

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (crepe) with silk embroidery; linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black folded panel or “robe” (pre-embroidered dress fabric) embroidered with orange, pink, green, and yellow flowers, inserted “mesh” band above the hem with embroidery on either side over layers of black silk crepe. Stiff linen plain weave binding sewn along top with basting stitches.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Margaret M. Lincoln of Concord, MA; gift of Lincoln to the MFA (Accession date: November 18, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret M. Lincoln