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Bridal chemise

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Chemise, forming one part of bridal costume. Polychrome silk yarns on undetermined ground, very full sleeves gathered at shoulders, metallic yarns at top of sleeve along shoulder line. Embroidery on sleeves consists of several narrow vertical rows of leaves and stylized forms, and four repeats...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Karpathos, Dodecanese, Astypalaia, Greece


Center back: 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.) (detail of sleeve shown)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic yarn embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts