Collection Online
silk, cotton, plastic, glass, metal
54.0 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (width across shoulders)
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr Rex D. Jones and Mrs I. D. Gowan, 1977
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black corded silk mantle featuring a high neckline, V-shaped front and back, decorated overall with jet beads in an ornate pattern. The mantle is edged with strands of bead tassels and a deep flounce of black lace. Long ribbon streamers attach to the bodice at the lower edge of the tip of the points.