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embroidered skirt
  • Mexico
  • embroidered skirt, late 1800s–1984
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cloth, lace, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 85 x 101 cm
    Object Height/Width: 33 7/16 x 39 3/4 in
  • Gift of Elizabeth Sherbon
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7420
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The orange skirt has a wide lace ruffle at the bottom. The orange cloth has a sheen too it, but the reversed waistband does not have a sheen. The ends are left loose to tie.

There are large scale white flowers embroidered in a band around the middle with light green leaves. The smaller light green leaves are embroidered near the hem. The pleated lace ruffle at the hem has vertical zigzags.