About this object

  • ID:

    51.20/1

  • Production date:

    1790

  • Location:

    In Store

  • This dress and petticoat are made of very fine Indian muslin, a loosely woven cotton fabric. In line with the general simplification of clothing, the popularity of silks and brocades declined during the 1770s in favour of cotton textiles. The finest muslin was imported from India, but from the late 1780s British manufacturer tried to copy the Indian imports, at first without much success. The cotton traders Peter Drinkwater and John Hilton wrote in 1786:  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L 1380 mm (dress back), L 56 mm (sleeve), 350 mm (shoulders), C 740 mm (bust), C 600 mm (waist), C 1180 mm (hips), H 37 mm; H 37 mm; C 170 mm (cuff)

  • Materials

    cotton; muslin; linen

  • Last Updated

    2018-08-03

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    3

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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