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Theater Costume for Bal du Moulin Rouge, Ballet des Canadian Rockie (part two of a two-piece costume)

Black pants with swirling pattern in black made out of thick embroidery thread. Embroidered "patchwork" design inspired by the art of the Northwest Coast Native Americans in black, yellow, blue, and green material creates face No interior labels.


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf


© 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pants (part two of a two-piece ensemble)

French, 1924

  • Design attributed to Pablo Picasso, Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973

Center back: 97.8 cm (38 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill, machine embroidered in chain stitch; trimmed with wool felt


Textiles and Fashion Arts