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Woman's costume in ten parts

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Black silk bodice, jacquard-woven with floral pattern in black and gold metal threads, with cotton braided lace-up front closure, lined with cotton plain weave, and basted to skirt. Red wool skirt with decorative brocaded band around hem. Off-white, longsleeved, button-down blouse with...

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Provenance

Acquired in France by Agnes B. Harding (donor's mother) in the 1920s; by inheritance to Bundy H. Boit; gift to MFA March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Bundy H. Boit given in memory of my mother Agnes B. Harding

French (Alsace), 1920s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

CB (bodice): 33 cm (13 in.); CB (skirt): 241.3 cm (95 in)

Accession Number

2003.140.1-10

Medium or Technique

Bodice of silk and metal-wrapped threads; compound weave with supplementary weft patterning; trimmed with cotton braid; skirt of wool twill weave, trimmed with brocaded silk ribbon; blouse of cotton plain weave, trimmed with cotton bobbin lace; cotton lace collar; stomacher of cotton velvet, appliquéd with brocaded silk, embroidered with metallic yarns, pallettes and sequins, and trimmed with metallic bobbin lace and metallic gimp; apron of silk satin with complimentary weft float patterning, silk velvet, and brocaded silk satin ribbon; scarf of printed wool plain weave; cap of silk and metal-wrapped thread compound weave, embroidered with metal-wrapped threads, edged with metal-wrapped bobbin lace, and trimmed with silk grosgrain ribbon; 2 separate silk plain weave (grosgrain) ribbons

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes