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about 1927
H. R. Mallinson and Company (American, 1915-1936), Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)


Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed

Not On View



Woman’s day dress with long sleeves, drop waist and V-neck trimmed with blue silk tie, blue silk cuffs and belt; dress is made of silk designed by Walter Mitschke and produced by H.R. Mallison from the 1927 Native American series. The silk has a light blue ground with a repeating pattern of design elements inspired by Plains Indian parfleche in pink, beige, white and grey.


April 14, 2017, purchased from store "Remember Me Clothing," transaction #1260630922, by Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr., Providence, RI; 2017, gift of Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.