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Woman's dress

Filipino
about 1925


Object Place: Philippines

Dimensions

CB (dress): 109.2 cm (43 in.); CB (jacket): 66.0 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

2002.416.1-2

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd pineapple fiber (piña), embroidered and appliquéd with cotton

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Straight, drop-waisted sleeveless dress and jacket of off-white pineapple fiber (piña) cloth, with band of white piña cloth reverse-appliquéd with white cotton (“sombrado,” or shadow appliqué) in scrolling pattern at hem; standing collar and cuffs of jacket of same appliqué work. Pintucks at dress bodice front and all around skirt yoke; row of covered buttons down front of bodice. Body of jacket and sleeves above the elbows are patterned in stripes formed by groups of pintucks.

Provenance

Worn by Elizabeth Gilmore Holt; Inherited by Elizabeth Muench; Gift to the MFA, September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Elizabeth Gilmore Holt