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Front of a woman's skirt?

Mexican or Spanish
19th century


Dimensions

128 x 86 cm (50 3/8 x 33 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .86 x 1.28

Accession Number

00.447

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White satin, the design of conventional flower and geometrical forms, is worked with white silk and cord and stripes of silver. The panels of embroidery are cut in scallops, on one side the scallops are edged with silver gallon. The shape of the panels and arrangement of the decoration suggest that these pieces may have been made for bull-fighters’ trousers rather than for a womans’ skirt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection