Object number
circa 1860 – 1870
Complex woven design silk fitted back dress with ikat, heathered stripes, and solid stripes. Fabric appears to be yarn dyed in shades of blue, black, off-white, and grey. The skirt is quite full with cartridge pleating at the waist and was likely worn with a hoop. The neckline features frill pleating and the full sleeves have a sheer dimity undersleeve that is more narrow and gathered into eyelet trim. The interior is lined in a bronze colored silk.