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Woman's white India mull dress

probably American
About 1817–20

Object Place: United States


L. of waistband .620

Accession Number


Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short waisted, square neck, puffed lower border of skirt embroidered in design of scalloped crescents and edged with beading; sprays of small five-petalled flowers and two large leaves with net centers above lower border of skirt. Embroidery worked with heavy white cotton thread. Narrow edge of bobbin lace around bottom of skirt.

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Mrs. M. A. DeWolfe Howe (Fanny Huntington Quincy), Miss Helen H. Howe, Quincy Howe, and Mark DeWolfe Howe