Woman's stomacher of embroidered silk. A stomacher is a decorative garment worn at the center front of a bodice; it was part of women's dress from the 16th to 18th centuries. This example is extensively embroidered in blue, green, pink, and yellow silk, and has a silver cord applied back and forth across the front to resemble lacing.
(Keywords: Fashion, Colonial)
|Acquisition||Gift of Jeanne Errington Wright|
|Ownership and History||This was reportedly worn by Miss Hannah More, aunt of Hannah More (1745-1833), the English writer and philanthropist.|
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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