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Medium
cotton (appliqué machine made net)
Measurements
181.5 × 171.7 cm (variable)
Place/s of Execution
(Europe)
Inscription
none
Accession Number
2005.163
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Kathleen Montgomery, her nineteen cousins and friends who have worn this veil, in memory of its first owner Elizabeth Wilson (England c. 1800-1855), 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Shawl: large wide rectangular veil made from a base of off-white cotton, diagonally twisted net decorated with hand-stitched, off-white muslin appliqué in a pattern of formalised flowers and trailing stems. Deep, scalloped borders in a floral design surround the edges of the veil.

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