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White barége ground cross-barred with stripes of white silk; polychrome printed border design, duplicated on two ends, of closely massed floral sprays; silk knotted fringe on two ends; a number of small holes; said to have been worn by Jane Merrylees.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

English, 1850s

Object Place

Norwich, England

Dimensions

Overall: 181.5cm (71 7/16in.) Other (without fringe): 367cm (144 1/2in.) Other (fringe): 12.3cm (4 13/16in.)

Accession Number

50.2715

Medium or Technique

Printed silk gauze

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes