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Woman's dress

Finnish
about 1965
Designed by Liisa Suvanto (Finnish, 1910–1983), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951), Retailed by Design Research (American, 1953–1978)


Object Place: Finland

Dimensions

Center back: 86.4 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number

2003.335.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, chenille; rayon plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Purple wool long-sleeved, A-line dress lined with purple iridescent rayon; skirt of dress is woven with purple wool warp, maroon chenille weft. Matching purple wool tie belt (came with dress, but never worn by donor). Labels read “Handwoven all wool, Marimekko, Suomi Finland” and “DR Cambridge, New York”

Provenance

Purchased at Design Research, Cambridge, MA by Margaret M. Lincoln, about 1965; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret M. Lincoln