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This wrapper, or dressing gown, would have been worn by a woman at home. The unfitted front could indicate that the wrapper was worn for maternity. A belt or sash, however, could have provided a more finished look. The wool fabric, in a boteh or stylized flower motif more commonly known as a paisley design, indicates that this garment was probably a winter garment. Although worn in an informal setting, the gown illustrates excellent dressmaking principles; the wool paisley fabric is matched up on the sleeves, garment front, and back. The large, leg o' mutton sleeves help to date the gown to the mid-1890s, about 1894-1896.

 

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Tea gown or Dressing gown

creator   Unidentified
date   1895-1896
height   58.5"
width   60.0"
process/materials   cotton, wool
item type   Personal Items/Clothing - Outerwear
accession #   #2002.01.500


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