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1805-1810 ca. Muslin Dress. Dress, cotton embroidered with cotton thread, woven in Bengal. Given by Miss. P. H. Rew. Museum no. CIRC. 30-1958. 1750-60 ca. Shawl, twill-tapestry woven pashmina, Kashmir. Given by Miss M. Davis. Museum no. IM. 17-1915 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London collections.vam.ac.uk

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Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works, American friends! Naturally, a lady wore a chemise, stays and petticoat beneath. Our American muslin is what the Engish call "calico."

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1800, England (made) Bengal (fabric) - Gown - Muslin embroidered with cotton thread VA

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1812-1815 - England - Girl's dress of white muslin embroidered from the hem with a floral design in coloured wools. The dress has a high-waisted bodice, vertically-gathered puffed sleeves and a trained skirt. Muslin embroidered in wool

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Muslin Dress | c. 1800 -- Aside from the train, it's so simple. Totally beautiful. I love the cap sleeve and near-elbow gloves combo.

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Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1812-1815 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin embroidered in wool Museum number: T.29-1936 Gallery location: Museum of Childhood, Costume, Play and Learn Gallery, case 1 V & A

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