Skirt

Object number
FIC.2014.279
Date
circa 1830 – 1850
Description
A quilted skirt made of a burgundy, black, and light blue woven fabric with small, organic forms. Skirt is gathered into pleats along waistband; waistband is v-shaped, and is made of an ecru, plain weave fabric. Two ties are located at center back; skirt is gathered into cartridge pleats at this area only. A black grosgrain ribbon and two hook closures are sewn to center back. Lined with a plain weave brown fabric, most likely silk. Hand-quilting along bottom edge. Skirt was most likely intended to be worn with a matching bodice that covered the waistband.