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Woman's ensemble

Blouse: Woman's blouse made in a pieced patchework pattern with five different printed sheer fabrics (green stripe, blue/purple floral, white with blue/black flower, orange abstract, and white with small green flowers). Squared neck yoke, full sleeves with elastic cuffs, and cream lace bands...

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August 27, 2009, purchased by Pamela Parmal of Providence, RI from Nikki Eve boutique, 17 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, NY; purchased from Parmal by the MFA (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection and donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1970s


Blouse: Center back: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Blouse: Printed rayon plain weave, with machine lace, and printed silk ribbon Skirt: Silk and cotton plain weave, printed; machine lace; elastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts