Blouse

ca. 1908 (made)
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High-necked blouse of fine white lawn with full gathered elbow-length sleeves and a high band collar. Bands of machine-made lace insertion trim the front yoke, collar and sleeves, and floral trails of embroidered insertion in white curve the shoulder to the waist. Small mother-of-pearl buttons (several missing) fasten the blouse at the centre back. Two wire stiffeners in the collar.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered lawn, machine-made lace insertions, mother-of-pearl
Brief Description
High-necked blouse of white cotton lawn with machine lace and hand-worked embroidery, c. 1908
Physical Description
High-necked blouse of fine white lawn with full gathered elbow-length sleeves and a high band collar. Bands of machine-made lace insertion trim the front yoke, collar and sleeves, and floral trails of embroidered insertion in white curve the shoulder to the waist. Small mother-of-pearl buttons (several missing) fasten the blouse at the centre back. Two wire stiffeners in the collar.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1650mm (Note: mounted footprint)
  • Width: 500mm (Note: Mounted footprint)
  • Depth: 500mm (Note: Mounted footprint)
Object history
Worn by Miss Heather Firbank
Collection
Accession Number
T.59-1960

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record createdJanuary 4, 2008
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