Two-piece ecru suit, ca. 1925

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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