About this object

History of use

Worn by a woman

Physical description

Two identically cut black cotton panels; sleeveless; stitched together at sides; hidden seams and hem. V-shaped neck front and back. Red wool trim cut along one side in repeating pattern of stepped-pyramid shapes; white rickrack trim stitched overtop. Both border armholes and front and back of neck then extend further to form tassels. Lower blouse area has horizontal woven bands front and back of supplementary weft float patterning. Embroidered on cotton, green vine and pink floral repeating pattern follows trim around arm and neck openings.