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Overskirt

ca. 1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Overskirt of crochet in white mercerised cotton. Large scale three-dimensional crochet made to imitate the effect of raised Venetian needle lace. Separate motifs include floral sprigs, flower heads, leaves, and a variety of roundels are joined together by an irregular square mesh of linked chains decorated in places with picot-like loops. Motifs vary in size from 1.25 inches to 4.5 inches in length.

The skirt is made to shape with a small waist fitting close over the hips and flaring towards the hem, and extending in a train at the back.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Mercerised cotton
Brief Description
Overskirt of crochet in mercerised cotton, Ireland, ca. 1900
Physical Description
Overskirt of crochet in white mercerised cotton. Large scale three-dimensional crochet made to imitate the effect of raised Venetian needle lace. Separate motifs include floral sprigs, flower heads, leaves, and a variety of roundels are joined together by an irregular square mesh of linked chains decorated in places with picot-like loops. Motifs vary in size from 1.25 inches to 4.5 inches in length.



The skirt is made to shape with a small waist fitting close over the hips and flaring towards the hem, and extending in a train at the back.
Dimensions
  • Centre front length: 45in
  • Centre front length: 114.5cm
  • Centre back length: 61.75in
  • Centre back length: 156.5cm
Credit line
Given by Margaret Simeon
Object history
Registered File number 1988/163.
Collection
Accession Number
T.47-1988

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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