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1942 cotton dress (1957.481)

Object Name: dress

Artist/Maker: Amies, Hardy
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1942

Accession Number: 1957.481
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • woven
Description

White cotton, printed in yellow, red and deep puce with large pattern of purses, horns and other motifs in large irregulary shaped compartments divided by dark puce lines. Geometrical border pattern. African export cotton, design incorporates combs etc.
CF fastening with buttons to V neck with sewn-on collar and revers. Elbow length sleeves with printed border as cuff fastening. Skirt has material arranged so that the pattern is symmetrical about the seams. Printed border sewn on to hem edge. LS seam open at waist and fastening with buttons. Separate wide sash made from printed border.
label : cotton tape handwritten in ink : sewn to sash : instructions to staff/packers ; MR BURKILL/1+BELT
Cotton Board

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 116.8 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 48.3
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 66
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 345.5
Depth: