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Women's dress

Cream-colored silk brocaded with gilt yarns in design of vertical rows of two vines twisted as in a guilloche. Bodice, sleeveless, with a round, low neckline edged with gilt yarn, lined with white cotton. Open in center back with hook-and-eye closing. Long gathered skirt, unlined.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. C. Willard Bigelow

Turkish, 1800–50

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts