Black Skirt with Net Overlay

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Skirt with Net Overlay

Date: 1900-1909

Description: Black floor-length lace skirt with black silk ribbon details at hip, knee, and hems; prairie skirt shape with natural waist and flounced bottom; gathering twelve inches from the hem; hook-and-eye closures at the center back waist; inner layer addition of cotton netting with bright green ribbon art the waist; body of the outer layer is comprised of netting with small embroidered dots; beneath is a layer of ultra-thin cotton gauze.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2001159

Title

Black Skirt with Net Overlay

Description

Black floor-length lace skirt with black silk ribbon details at hip, knee, and hems; prairie skirt shape with natural waist and flounced bottom; gathering twelve inches from the hem; hook-and-eye closures at the center back waist; inner layer addition of cotton netting with bright green ribbon art the waist; body of the outer layer is comprised of netting with small embroidered dots; beneath is a layer of ultra-thin cotton gauze.

Date

1900-1909

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

22 inches (waist), 32 inches (hips), 41.5 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), 185 inches (hem circumference),

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Color Secondary

Technique

Closure

Closure Placement

Waistline

Skirt Type

Waist

22

Hips

32

Center Front Length

41.5

Center Back Length

47

Hem Circumference

185

All Measurements

22 inches (waist), 32 inches (hips), 41.5 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), 185 inches (hem circumference),

Date Earliest

1900

Date Latest

1909

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

fair

Condition Description

Large tears and holes just below waist; smaller holes in the body of the skirt, mostly on lower half; lace detailing is fraying; silk ribbon at the hem is torn and fraying; an inner-skirt has been added, with a bright green ribbon on inside of waist; hook-and-eye closures have been partially replaced, or are rusted; most closures on the verge of detaching; huge holes and tears at the center back of the hem outer layer; small brown bugs in the netting. Put through the freezer protocol in spring of 2014, removed from the freezer on 2014-02-17, inspected, bugs removed, and placed in new box: should only be placed with other items that have been treated for pests or mold.

Treatment

Freezer

Storage Location

L2

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Black Skirt with Net Overlay,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 12, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1000.