© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
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c. 1903 - unknown (Country)
- White muslin and machine lace sewn together; all-over plant-patterned embroidery and appliqué; cape-like ornament covering from bust to shoulder.
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC9099 94-7-1
An all-white summer dress with flowing lines, of numerous three-dimensional plant motifs of lace, embroidery and appliqués decoration.
In the Art Nouveau period, flowing curves and naturalism motifs were highly valued. People especially favored organic themes including flowers and insects, which were often used for textile designs and accessories.