Body shirt

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Registration number
40356
Item name
Body shirt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
None  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Asia > Indonesia
Map
Collector
Ms Fabienne Portmann 
Acquisition date
January 01, 2004 
Acquisition method
Donated by None 
Dimensions
H: W: L: 620 mm D: Circum:

Description

Kebaya. Off-white long shirt/tunic, long sleeves, no buttons. Made of muslin/loose-woven linen. Elaborate embroidery on collar, front edges, hem and cuffs. Three shades of pink flowers embroidered onto the fabric, also pieces of fabric cut out and embroidered in with silver fawn netting and mustard-gold leaf shapes.

Research notes

Items 40354-40356 were donated as antique costume, they have been worn. Southeast Asian valuer Susie Tuckwell noted that they are likely to be vintage rather than antique.

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