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Skirt (2005.34.1.B)

Cream-colored figured skirt with slight train and a kick-pleat with plain silk satin inserts on either side of center front. The silk design is a delicate, large-scale abstract feathery pattern. Five-gored construction with darts over each hip on side panels, and triangular gores either side of center back to create flare and train. Kick pleats either side of center front panel of ivory satin, with knife-pleated inserts (cream silk satin with a pink cast). Deep self hem, piped on the exterior of the skirt at the stitching line. Inside skirt hem has a 4" deep dust ruffle of pleated buckram with two rows of lace edging.

Provenance Narrative Alma Brooks wore this at her 1892 wedding to John W...

Silk, cotton, lace
54.0 x 42.0in
Image and text: DAR Museum, 2023

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DAR Museum
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