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Woman's dress

Finnish
about 1972
Designed by Vuokko Nurmesniemi (Finnish, born in 1930), Designed for Vuokko (Finnish)


Object Place: Finland

Dimensions

Center back: 130 cm (51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2844

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, discharge printed; metal zipper

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s floor length dress, widely flaring from front and back shoulder yokes, back zipper. Red ground with widely spaced white diagonal stripes (discharge printed). Labels at back neck: “Vuokko/Suomi-Finland,” “100% cotton,” care instructions, and remains of a dry cleaning tag.

Provenance

September 2008, purchased via internet auction by Susan Ward, Lexington, MA; purchased from Ward by the MFA (Accession date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston