blouse; textile

An undyed cotton woman's blouse with a front opening secured with cream-coloured machine-made tape. The fabric is gathered tightly at the neck and sewn onto a narrow band. The decoration is confined to the long sleeves. It comprises two large-scale rows of floral embroidery, all worked in strands of unplyed red cotton thread, interspersed with a row of narrower, foliate patterning. This patterning is repeated twice near the top of the arm. The cuff is gathered onto a band with a slit near the wrist and the blouse has gussets. [Textile]

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