Woman's sleeveless black velvet bodice. It has a round neckline and is fastened at the centre front with five press studs. It is decorated with 30 gold-coloured domed metal buttons, sewn in pairs, either side of the front opening. Between each row is a silver-coloured sequin containing a small red bead. A commercially made braid (gold-coloured, white and red) is applied in a vertical line outside the line of buttons, around the neck and armholes, along the side seams and down the centre back. The bodice is lined with a black synthetic twill fabric. [Textile]
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