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Woman's classic two-piece dress

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Complete woman's two-piece dress with back and front panel stitched together; black central field with broad red and narrow black bands at top and bottom; on the widest red bands are diamond designs made of blocks

Provenance

Mrs. Mary L. Eldredge, Jewett, New Mexico; purchased by MFA, October 30, 1899

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)

Native North American (Navajo), 1840–60

Object Place

Southwest

Dimensions

125 x 81.5 cm (49 3/16 x 32 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.147

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry weave with interlock joins

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes