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Matching Dress & Purse

Accession

1-982-11-09794

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Estimated Manufacture Date

1982

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Description

This floor-length short-sleeved crepe silk dress is entirely hand painted with turquoise, purple, and white paint. There are large strokes of different shades of purple beginning at the left hip and continuing diagonally to the right side. There are white flowers painted on the front shoulder, back, and along the purple streaks. It has a high rounded neckline, button closure on the centre-back, large pleat along the centre-back, and purple cord detailing on the cuff of the sleeves.

There is a 8x4" matching flap clutch with a snap closure on the front.

Condition

fair

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