walking suit
walking suit
walking suit
walking suit
walking suit

walking suit


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This two-piece visiting dress is made in two shades of gray silk faille. The skirt is lavishly trimmed with pleated silk swags, silk fringe, flounces and piping. Pleated ruching and silk fringe are also used on the bodice. The skirt has a short train and is worn with a bustle. The triangular pocket on the right side of the skirt, trimmed with buttons and cord lacing, was designed to hold a parasol.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorodo; (Charles Whitaker Auction Company, Philadelphia); purchased by Indianapolis Museum of Art (March 16, 2006).

Object Information

nationality
American
creation date
1870s
materials
silk
dimensions
A) blouse: 26 x 22 x 3 in.
B) skirt: 60 x 24 x 8 in.
accession number
2006.7A-B
credit line
Jane Wacker Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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