Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A two-piece ecru colored suit includes a jacket and dress, as well as a matching belt. The set is made from pongee woven tussah silk. Pongee tussah silk is a wild silk, sturdier and less soft than cultivated silk.
The suit jacket is ¾" length with a notched collar that buttons low on the body with two mother of pearl buttons. Additional decorative mother of pearl buttons appears on the belt (actually held closed by a snap) and at the jacket's cuff.
The dress is made of two different pieces of ecru colored tussah (also spelled tussar) silk. The bodice portion is a lighter weight silk, with the skirt a heavier version of the fabric. The dress has a drop waist that is accented with two patch pockets. While there are two belt loops at the back of the dress, the missing belt is not part of the collections.
About This Item
- Title: Two-piece ecru suit, ca. 1925
- Creation Date: circa 1925
- Subject Date: circa 1925
- Media: silk, mother of pearl, metal
- Dimensions: 114.300 cm x 57.150 cm
- Local Code: 1993.300.79 a-c
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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