Shaker Mulberry Dress worn by Henrietta Spooner, Enfield Shaker Community

Unidentified Enfield Shaker maker (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923

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about 1900

Dress fabric is made of mulberry-colored and blue fibers (wool and linen?), which when woven together create a slight irridescent effect . The sleeves are cut in the coatsleeve style and trimmed with black velvet at the wrists. The bodice, which is lined with black cotton, has a narrow patch pocket on the left breast, and the neck is edged with a band of black silk. The skirt is pleated, has a pocket lined with blue calico inserted on the left side, and a hem bound with black wool braid.

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Paul St. Gaudens

48.40.16996

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Classification

Textiles and Costumes

Not on view

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