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Norwich Skirt
1760/1850's

An 18th century skirt, re made in the mid 19th century when the hem wool braid dust protector was added. Ideal for a New England re-enactor to wear!

Description

of striped worsted calimanco, made up of seven widths of fabric, each 15 in or 38 cm (selvedge to selvedge), gathered into a brown tape waistband with large brass hook and eye, the hem with a narrow wool protector, waist 22 in or 28 cm; length 3ft 3 in or 98 cm.

Condition

The fabric is remarkably crisp and fresh. Most panels have some moth holes but these can only be seen when the skirt is held to the light.

Comments

The waistband tape is original 18th century. Read about Norwich stuffs in  ARTICLES on my website.

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