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Bodice of dark blue velvet

Embroidered with couched gilt yarns in floral motifs along all opening edges. Short, opening in front, long sleeves open from the elbow. Edging in gilt yarn on all openings. Sleeves and front lined with white satin. Back has underlining of white cotton twill.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. C. Willard Bigelow

Turkish, 1800–50

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Medium or Technique

Velvet, embroidered, satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts