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Dress or shift for a child, made in a convent in Mexico City. White linen. Short bodice and sleeves; skirt section gathered in front and back. Narrow bands of drawn-work, with Spanish filling stitches, around neck and sleeves. All edges trimmed with narrow serrated border. Short opening in back,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Christie Birdsall

Mexican (Mexico City), 1862

Object Place

Mexico City, Mexico


53.5 x 62 cm (21 1/16 x 24 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain-weave with drawnwork and mother-of-pearl buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts