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Ladies sleeves

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Costumiers and tailors in earlier centuries sold sleeves and collars separately.  These accessories were detachable and could be used on various garments.

 

The hand embroidered sleeves shown here could be used for a blouse or as inserts on a dress.

Materials/Media:
cotton, cotton thread
Dimensions:
L:430mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.335
Digital Number:
SRCL033a, SRCL033b
Creation Date:
1870s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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