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Length of chiné tafetta, probably from a dress. Neutral rose ground with two serpentine ribbons, striped rose and salmon, undulating vertically. Bouquets of three blossoms each, in shades of pink and green, fill the curves made by the path of the ribbon; sprigs hang from ribbon outside curves....

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Credit Line

Mrs. Cabot's Special Fund

Silk chiné taffeta

French, Third quarter 18th century

Object Place



57.7 x 115.5 cm (22 11/16 x 45 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Warp-printed silk plain weave (chiné tafetta)


Textiles and Fashion Arts