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dress, woman's

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Description
    dress, woman's, mid-calf length, hand printed cotton with flower and foliate designs arranged in bands of varying widths; with nehru or mandarin collar; 'buttoned' centre front placet (390mm long); three-quarter length straight sleeves; the dress straight cut with deep slits to each lower side; the 'buttons' comprise one length of looped silver chains with cufflink-style heart-shaped 'buttons' at five intervals (with related buttonholes) to which are suspended two fine chains each with three circular 'jingles'.
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  • Accession date
    5 October 1999
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  • Credit
    gift of Pat Leary, 1999, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1999.154.26
  • Collection
  • Production
    FABINDIA (manufacturer)
    machine stitched
  • Signature/marks
    100% COTTON/HANDMADE IN INDIA/FABINDIA  (manufacturers mark)
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › cotton (textile)
      cotton fabric; silver
      hand printed cotton fabric
    • 0 - Whole › silver
      Silver is Indian quality; used for the 'buttons'
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole centre back (precise) : 1320mm
      (l 1320 mm centre back; w 425 mm across shoulders; l 430 mm sleeves; l 390 mm (placet))
    • 0 - Whole width across shoulders (precise) : 425mm
    • 0 - Whole length of sleeve (precise) : 430mm
    • 0 - Whole length (precise) : 390mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 03 Personal Artifacts (Category)
    › Clothing (Classification)
    › Main Garments (Sub-classification)
    › Dress (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    5 October 1999

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