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Day Dress

A work made of cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven plain weave called mulmul or muslin.
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  • A work made of cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven plain weave called mulmul or muslin.

Date:

c. 1800

Artist:

Made in France, with cotton imported from India

About this artwork

Plain white cotton dresses first appeared in French fashion in the 1780s. Indian cotton weavers had been creating delicate, sheer textiles for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The appeal of Indian fabrics created a revolution in European women’s fashion that was felt from the court to the city to the countryside.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Day Dress

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Made 1796–1804

Medium

Cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven plain weave called mulmul or muslin

Dimensions

Approximately 60 in. long

Credit Line

Belle M. Borland Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2019.787.1

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