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Woman's dress

White mull dress with high waist and short puffed sleeves, sleeve cuffs embroidered in drawnwork diamond pattern; tuck in skirt above band of embroidered stylized leaves which include stem and chain stitching, drawnwork diamond pattern and scalloped edge finished in buttonhole stitching at bottom


Worn by a member of the Robbins family, inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, 1820s

Place of Manufacture

(fabric) Dacca, Bengal, India

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts