I love this beautiful dress – the color combination reminds me of spring flowers. I wonder how many hours it took to fringe all those yards of silk taffeta…my fingers ache just thinking about it.
Woman’s Promenade Dress, American, c. 1870. Silk taffeta, linen plain weave and cotton twill weave with silk macrame fringe. LACMA (M.2007.211.773a-d) 5