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Woman's dress

Dress of black silk satin, embroidered on front and around hips to back with gold and silver metallic threads in geometric, possibly African-inspired design. Straight cut, v-neck front and back bound with metallic ribbon. Tie closure at lower back, back open above, with straight hanging panel...

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Purchased at resale shop in Lexington, MA by Susan Ward, about 1994; Gift to the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

probably French, 1922–25

Object Place

probably Paris, France


Center front length: 111.8 cm (44 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread; metallic ribbon binding


Textiles and Fashion Arts