Dress with matching belt and headscarf

Goldworm Knitwear Company (American, 1928–1981)

Place of Manufacture: Italy


Dress: Center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.) Belt: Length: 1828.8 mm (72 in.) Scarf: Height x width: 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, machine knit, printed; silk, printed

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Knee-length, long-sleeve dress with round keyhole neck and back zipper, in “Matisse” style print in red, black blue, yellow, green, cream and orange; matching belt and headscarf. Lable: Goldworm [gold worm symbol] - Made in Italy - 100% virgin wool - RN 22211 - [size] 18

Braided belt in multicolored wool strands, with fringe at both ends.

Printed silk headscarf in matching “Matisse” style print in red, black blue, yellow, green, cream and orange


By 2010, with Cathy Hammond LLC, Clio, MI; July 2010, sold by Hammond to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf