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Polanaise

American
1875–80


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

112.5 cm (44 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1205

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered, bobbin lace

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A polanaise, of unbleached sheer linen, buttoned down front, long bell shaped sleeves, fitted to waist in back with much fullness set in back in inverted pleats, much longer in back than in front, all edges embroidered with unbleached linen thread in closely massed stylized scrolling floral motifs, high round neck, neck edge trimmed with gathered unbleached bobbin lace, sleeves and bottom edge trimmed with unbleached bobbin lace flounce fringed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron