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Cream linen shift, part of a woman’s costume (according to label on box). Central panel of one rectangular piece of fabric forming front and back; another two rectangles to either side forming front and back sides below arms; sleeves very deep also of two rectangular pieces, one forming upper part, one forming lower part, joined horizontally with embroidery embellished with gold thread work. Similar embroidery where sleeve joins body of shift. Gusset formed of small square below each arm pit. Cuffs and edges of neck opening, which runs centrally to mid-breast, are decorated with gold and silver thread embroidery. Stand-up collar densely embroidered in gold and silver thread work, with cord of gold thread at each side at front to secure.

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