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Peasant woman's dress

Swedish


Dimensions

117 cm (46 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.17 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment

Accession Number

99.2

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The lower part of the skirt is heavy red homespun, the upper part red and white leather. This is sewed on the bodice of silk brocade. The brocade is blue and the design of diamonds filled with geometrical forms suggesting a flower and leaves is woven with red, blue, green, and golden brown silk. Bound and trimmed with green ribbon. Feather sticthing, cat sticthing, three stars and four flowers in profile. Worked brown and white silk. Down front are ten large metal.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring