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Dutch Silk Caracao
1770's

A very fresh looking and simple striped Caracao.  Ask for photos of the inside which is beautifully worked with some panels of silk brcocade showing to centre back and under arms.

Description

woven with pale green stripes with a minute pattern alternating with ivory stripe woven with brown stylised flower pattern, the front with robings and a  stomacher comprising of a double fastening in two sizes, brass hooks and eyes the elbow length sleeves with triple pleating shaped for elbow, the back with squarish neck and with robings shaped into the V waist, the skirt with deep pleats, lined with loose weave cotton, shoulder to hem 20 in or 50 cm; bust approximately 34 in or 87 cm.

Condition

Very good. One minor small pale yellowy brown mark to back shoulder, the size of two of the little stylised flowers together.

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