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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1880s

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, linen, wood, baleen; machine-woven, hand and machine sewn, hand-embroidered.

  • Museum number:

    T.47-2018

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A bodice and skirt of black silk satin. The bodice is fitted and boned, lined with black linen; it has long sleeves and buttons up the front with 16 black embroidered buttons. It is pleated and shirred, but otherwise has no other decoration. The skirt is pleated at the back to go over a bustle; it has a panel of shirring and pleating at the front and is trimmed at the hem with a pleated border.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1880s

Materials and Techniques

Silk, linen, wood, baleen; machine-woven, hand and machine sewn, hand-embroidered.

Descriptive line

Bodice and skirt of black silk satin for mourning, Jays', 1880s, British

Materials

Material; Silk (textile); Linen (material); Baleen; Wood

Techniques

Weaving; Hand sewing; Machine sewing; Hand embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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