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Medium
cotton, silk, metal, mother-of-pearl, baleen
Measurements
152.0 cm (centre back) 34.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
CT22-1983
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Michael Parker, 1983
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Cream cotton gauze bodice with pagoda style sleeve. Bodice and sleeves trimmed with mauve and white plaid silk ribbon, and mauve and white fringing. Dress features a full skirt with three large flounces, woven with grey and cream stripes and edged with mauve and white fringing. Dress fastens down centre front with 12 gold metallic buttons decorated with mother-of-pearl buttons and blue and white enamel work and button holes. Four bones in casing in front bodice.