skirt; textile

Long, full woman's skirt made of undyed cotton. It has five panels, which are gathered and sewn onto a narrow waistband and secured with ties made of machine-made tape. A strip of machine-made cream-coloured needlepoint lace, with a zig zag pattern, has been stitched by machine to the hem. The embroidery consists of a deep border in the lower half of the skirt. It has two large-scale rows of floral patterning interspersed with a narrower row of foliate patterning, all worked in strands of unplyed red cotton thread. This narrow pattern is repeated at the edge of the textile.

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