Woman's belt

probably Indian, worn in America
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably India (embroidery)

Dimensions

69 x 4 cm (27 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.840

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with cotton embroidery, cotton cord

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull belt embroidered in India with flowering vine motif in stitches which resemble drawn work, stem stitch, and french knots; corded edge

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone