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Woman's dress

Printed silk dress, scooped neckline with mauve silk cord, cap sleeves with lace trim, lined and boned bodice, mauve silk cord at waist, and full skirt; complex pattern of mauve stripes, black and red "ikat" areas with blue, yellow, brown and red bar motifs, and stripes of peach, red, blue, and...

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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, around 1850

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 132.1 x 132.1 cm (52 x 52 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed plain weave silk with continuous supplementary warp and weft stripes, silk cord, linen lace, cotton twill bodice facing, brass hooks


Textiles and Fashion Arts