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Scarf (Fichu)
(mid 18th century)

Medium
cotton, linen thread
Measurements
51.5 × 129.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
England
Inscription
unknown maker's mark, red thread, upper centre
Accession Number
2005.398
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A triangular, off-white muslin fichu elaborately embroidered with white thread in formalised floral patterns and trellis motifs. The fichu has extensions which are loosely tied over the front bodice.