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Woman's dress

about 1925

Object Place: Philippines


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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