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embroidered petticoat
  • unknown maker from Peru
  • embroidered petticoat, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • cotton, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 78 x 135 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 11/16 x 53 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5452

The white cotton skirt is pleated at the top with a waistband that ties. There are two pleats along the top border of the embroidered hemline. The hemline is embroidered with a blue flower outline and small leaves with cutouts in an eyelet lace fashion.