Robe: 1795-1800, English, block-printed and glazed cotton, lined with linen, silk ribbon. "...Cotton was a very popular fabric for clothing, from sheer muslins to heavy corduroys. It was part of the wardrobe of all classes. This printed cotton gown of the late 1790s could have been the Sunday best of a working-class woman or the informal morning gown of a wealthy lady. The very high waist and long sleeves are the typical fashion of this period."
Robe Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: ca. 1797 Materials and Techniques: Printed silk and wool shawl, lined with linen, silk satin, silk ribbon, metal, hand-sewn Museum number: T.217-1968 | V&A