Apron, Mourning, with floral embroidery; Unknown maker; 1860-1910; RI.W2017.3616...

Name/Title

Apron, Mourning, with floral embroidery

About this object

A black mourning apron front with pink and green floral stitching, lace trim and deep green broadcloth lining. It is missing its ties but would have fastened around the waist.

Beginning in the Victorian era, mourning aprons were generally worn by the 'lady of the house' during the mourning period following a loved one's death.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1860-1910

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton, broadcloth
organic, processed material, textile, lace
inorganic, processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Nil

Measurements

Waist: 350 mm
Hip: 580 mm
Hem circumference: 640 mm
Waist to hem: 630 mm

Measurement conventions taken from the Powerhouse Museum's Australian Dress Register. Measurements taken with garment laying flat.

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

clothing

Object number

RI.W2017.3616.6

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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