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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Worsted wool with hand-embroidery, faced with glazed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Petticoat skirt made from white worsted wool with a machine-woven festoon pattern in black trimmed with black and white hand embroidery at the hem. Waist length made with 6 gored panels. The waist is faced with white glazed cotton which forms a casing for a double draw tape at the back and a triangular yoke in the front. The petticoat is arranged in shallow flat pleats from the side to the centre front. There is a vertical worked eyelet in the centre front waist-band. Hand-stitched and possibly home-made. All long seams except the back are 'run and fell'.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1860-1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Worsted wool with hand-embroidery, faced with glazed cotton

Descriptive line

Petticoat skirt made from worsted wool faced with glazed cotton, England, 1860-1870


Women's clothes; Fashion; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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