Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • blouse, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • brocade, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 61 x 132 cm
    Object Height/Width: 24 x 51 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5453

The blouse is made from irregularly faded bright pink cloth. It opens on the proper left shoulder. It has a light blue panel below the neckline and faded blue piping on the square panel around the neckline. The panel and waistband of the blouse are embroidered with yellow flowers and leaves. It has a long pleated ruffled under the waistband and a bright pink ruffle at each cuff with a second cuff of light blue with two bright pink bands.

There is a light blue single pocket on the proper right side of the ruffle below the waistband.