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Woman's dress

American
around 1850


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 132.1 x 132.1 cm (52 x 52 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.78

Medium or Technique

Printed plain weave silk with continuous supplementary warp and weft stripes, silk cord, linen lace, cotton twill bodice facing, brass hooks

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed silk dress, scooped neckline with mauve silk cord, cap sleeves with lace trim, lined and boned bodice, mauve silk cord at waist, and full skirt; complex pattern of mauve stripes, black and red “ikat” areas with blue, yellow, brown and red bar motifs, and stripes of peach, red, blue, and green

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