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Woman's "Yellow Pages" paper dress

about 1966
Manufactured by Mars of Asheville (American, 1960s)

Object Place: Ashville, North Carolina, United States


CB 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cellulose and cotton non-woven fabric, printed; cotton plain weave (bias tape) trim

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Yellow paper dress with all-over printed design of collaged yellow pages advertisements, tie collar, and black bias tape binding at armscye. Label: “Waste Basket Boutique by Mars of Ashville, N.C.”


Purchased at internet auction from Jane Hanson, Wall, NJ by Susan Ward, January 2003; Purchased by the MFA, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund