Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Annie Mose
  • dress, 1990
  • Where object was made: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 114 x 47.5 cm height includes tassles
    Object Height/Width: 44 7/8 x 18 11/16 in height includes tassles
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6666

The two rectangular panels are stitched together at the top and along the sides, leaving a hole for a neck and arms. It is black with row of red diamonds at the top and bottom with two thin red lines above and below each row. The slit at the front of the neck is opened and tacked down. A small amount of the sides were left unstitched at the bottom. There are small black tassels at the bottom corners.

The red elements of this dress indicate it is to be worn by an unmarried woman.