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Woman's sleeveless chemise

White plain weave cotton embroidered in polychrome silks. Front and back are cut from one loom width of cloth, with gores set in at each side for fullness. The embroidery is worked in a deep border at the hem, motifs include stylized architectural structures with women inside.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek, 19th century

Object Place

Attica, Greece

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts