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DAY DRESS

Made by: Nanotte

Currently in storage


About this object

Sleeveless summer day dress with a modified scoop neck ending in a slight V-shape. The neckline and armholes are faced with orange broadcloth that is slightly visible at the edges. The bodice is embroidered with brightly colored cotton thread depicting Haitian figures, a donkey, palm trees and huts. A pleated skirt with a flat front is attached at the natural waistline. The hem and the left side of the skirt are embroidered with similar scenes, including a cock fight at center front. A long, 1-1/4" wide orange belt is tied at the right. The garment closes with a metal zipper at the left side.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
DAY DRESS
Made from:
Cotton broadcloth
Made in:
HAITI: Port au Prince
Date made:
1958-1960
Size:
See below

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.130.1-2
Signature marks:
LABEL: NANOTTE / Hand Made Embroidery / Made in 85 CHEMIN DES DALLES / PORT AU PRINCE HAITI [in dress at center back neck] STAMP: SANFORIZED GUARANTEED FAST COLORS [stamped on selvage at waist]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973