Woman's coat

Mummy Coat

American
1979
Designed by Janet Lipkin (born in 1948)


Dimensions

Center back: 130.8 cm (51 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.50

Medium or Technique

Crocheted based on a traditional Afghan stitch. Machine knit tubes/drawstrings. (I-cords)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crocheted, multi-color striped “Mummy Coat.” Open in front, with machine-knit tubes to gather the neckline, the sleeves and along the body, tieing the wearer in like a mummy.

Provenance

By 2011 with Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; 2011, purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Daphne Farago

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.