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Woman's skirt or petticoat

White petticoat in honey comb pattern with blue check waistband, flat front with deep pleats and gores at back, lighter-weight linen hem binding, (probably made from early household linens)


Probably 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, late 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen patterned with weft floats (also called M's and O's), plain weave linen waistband and hem lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts