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Skirt

Skirt
1750-1759 (made)
Place Of Origin

Skirt of pleated red woollen cloth, forming part of a Norwegian bridal costume purchased by the donor in 1865 from the original owner. The skirt is woven in coloured stripes, further embroidered with coloured wools.

The pattern is a plaid, partly filled with conventional figures supposed to represent the bride, trees, and floral ornament, repeated diagonally within oblong compartments formed by the plaid.


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Brief Description
Skirt, brocaded wool, Norway, 1750s.
Physical Description
Skirt of pleated red woollen cloth, forming part of a Norwegian bridal costume purchased by the donor in 1865 from the original owner. The skirt is woven in coloured stripes, further embroidered with coloured wools.



The pattern is a plaid, partly filled with conventional figures supposed to represent the bride, trees, and floral ornament, repeated diagonally within oblong compartments formed by the plaid.
Dimensions
  • Length: 94cm
  • Bottom hem width: 170cm
Measurements have been taken from historic records and have not been checked.
Gallery Label
BRIDAL COSTUME Norwegian; 19th century. Consisting of satin jacket, skirt of wool, peasant weaving, cape and belt with silver ornaments and lace, silver-gilt crown, of an earlier date, fringe of false hair, to be removed after the ceremony, forehead bands and streamers. The silver locket is to contain the "Prester Penger," the fee paid to the minister. Given by Mrs. Close and Miss Etta Close, O.B.E. (March 1932)
Credit line
Given by Mrs. E. Close
Collection
Accession Number
T.23-1913

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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