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Mittens
(1850)

Artist/s name
Medium
linen
Measurements
(a) 15.3 x 11.2 cm (left mitten) (b) 15.0 x 12.0 cm (right mitten)
Place/s of Execution
Ireland
Accession Number
1100.a-b-D5
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1964
Gallery location
Not on display
About

The Wedding dress and Irish lace mittens from c. 1850 were not originally worn together, but are presented as such here to show the fashion of the day. Mittens, also known as mitts, were fingerless gloves extending above the wrist. They were often made of kid, net, lace or sheer fabric and were sometimes worn with wedding dresses.