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Roller Printed Skirt
c 1810-1820

Lovely colour and design.


unpicked, of red cotton printed with a mid blue leaf spray and a small green and yellow flowerheads, two pocket slits, edged inside with pale pink silk braid, original horizontal join to the back of the skirt, repeat 1 in or 3 cm. length 3ft 2 in or 92 cm,hem circumference 9ft 4 in or 2.85 m


Very good apart from a few holes at the centres of flowerheads where the iron dye has worn through. There is a vertical 8 in or 20 cm tear (which someone has machined but could easily be unpicked and repaired more sympathetically) near one of the pockets. Ifthe skirt was reinstated this would not show. A 1 in or 2.5 cm tear which could be quite easily mended. The pink silk edging the pockets is shedding. There is another hole to the top waistband and another minor tear. The folds where the pleating occurred can still be seen so easy enough to reinstate as a skirt.