dress

Dress. Plain white cloth, with a smocked rectangle in the front at the top with diamond designs in it in red; narrow neckband has red and grey embroidered triangular pattern on it. Long puff sleeves have one band of red embroidery with beads sewn in; gathered at the wrist with red thread; band of embroidery on the cuff, next to a wide band of white lace. Embroidered lines on the skirt in gold (vertical, at the back) and red (horizontal). Bottom edge has a band of red round it, and line of lace. L. 47"; W. (+ sleeves) 78".

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