Skirt and bodice; unknown maker; 1890-1910; MT2013.1

Name/Title

Skirt and bodice

About this object

Skirt and matching bodice. We think this suit (2 piece) originally belonged to Mrs Margaret Taylor (1871-1948) of Mataura. Mrs Taylor's husband was John Taylor who operated a local rabbit processing factory from 1896.

The skirt is made of black silk in a floral and swirl pattern. The same patterned silk is used in the boned bodice. The bodice has a square neckline which is decorated with a sequin trim. Other features include a black Georgette and lace overlay, lace lower sleeves and bead work between the upper and lower sleeves.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

dress maker

Date Made

1890-1910

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, textiles.

Technique

sewn

Measurements

bodice
l 410 mm x w 600 mm across shoulders
large
skirt
l 1030 mm x w 340 mm waist x 900 mm hem
large

Subject and Association Keywords

clothing/fashion/costume/dress

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

clothing

Object number

MT2013.1

Rights

All rights reserved

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