Dress, robe and matching underskirt, back view: 18th century
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Dress (robe and matching underskirt), 1770-5; silk woven in alternating broad stripes of yellow with narrow pink stripes and white woven flower pattern, and white with woven stripes and flowers. The robe has sack-back; the bodice has robings; all front edges have ruched trimming and the sleeves have falling cuffs. Almost certainly a lustring the silk is striped in the warp with a broad yellow stripe punctuated by narrow pink stripes. Between the yellow stripe is a pinkish cream stripe with three tobine stripes. On the yellow stripe there is a self-coloured floral trail and on the cream stripe small daisy like flowers. All these floral details are achieved by an interruption of the ground weave.
1770 AD - 1775 AD