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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Afternoon Dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1853
Creation End Date: 1857
Creation Date: ca. 1855
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: Cotton
Dimensions: L. at center back 58 3/4 in. (149 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1977.304.1
Credit Line: Gift of University of Virginia Drama Department, 1977

Nineteenth-century gauze dresses incorporate the romance of the buta motif in fabrics that bear no relation to the original Kashmiri wools. In the West, the paisley-wool ligature becomes dissociated, chiefly because of paisley's extraordinary popularity: it becomes a design motif for all seasons. By the twentieth century, paisley in the West comes to be associated was much with silk and cotton -- notably in home furnishings and men's neckties -- as with wool.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1977.304.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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