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Name/Title Infant's White Christening Gown and Petticoat Set.
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Object Type Textile
Classification Gown, Baptismal/Garment, Baptismal/Religious Objects/Ceremonial Artifacts/08 Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Petticoat/Underskirt/Underwear/Clothing/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Social History
Brief Description Delicate floral embroidery and lace is a distinctive feature on the sleeves and bodice of this long white cotton christening gown. It has a short sleeve style and is gathered in at the bodice. The bodice has three front panels with embroidery in the middle panel. The hem is also embroidered. At the back of the gown there is a ruff along the neck and a long opening with two ties.

The long petticoat with it's narrow straps, is also made of cotton. It has a small plain bodice top, with three panels in the skirt below. It is edged with peats and the hem is embroidered at the bottom. The opening at the back has three small cream buttons.
Measurements Gown: 1200 x 820mm
Shoulder Width: 110mm
Sleeve Width: 60mm
Petticoat: 920 x 780 mm
Media/Materials Textile - cotton
Production Place Unknown
Collection Social History
Accession Date 1997
Acquisition Method Gift
Credit Line Gift of Gavin and Theola Wyllie.
Waikato Museum Collection.
Accession No 1997/29/2.1-2
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