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Intended for daywear, this rich, dark brown and gold jacquard dolman mantle is associated with the Nissen family, of Nissen Baking Company fame. A mantle is a loose fitting overcoat, and a dolman mantle specifically has a low set sleeve, almost creating a wing-like effect.
This particular piece is embellished with cord embroidery and long, dense brown and blue Z-twist fringe. It is lined in black satin. The back of the mantle is higher than the front, to help accommodate for a bustle.
About This Item
- Title: Fringed day mantle, Portland, ca. 1878
- Creation Date: circa 1878
- Subject Date: circa 1878
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: cotton, silk, satin
- Dimensions: 104.140 cm x 71.120 cm
- Local Code: 1993.300.1094
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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