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White silk tabby ground with an all-over leaf pattern produced in the weft and three brocaded flowers, one each in the center and at the upper two corners, rendered in light blue, blue, brown, green, yellow, cream, and red. Galloon of white silk around edges and crossed five times over central...

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Said to have dbeen worn by Elizabeth Elkins, married to Thomas Sanders, 1782.

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable Leverett Saltonstall

American (New England), about 1782

Object Place

New England, USA


29.6 x 23.5 cm (11 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 11 7/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Tabby


Textiles and Fashion Arts