Christening gown; [?]; 19th century; CT80.1337a


Christening gown

About this object

Christening gown; handstitched gathered cotton skirt with picket braiding at hem, attached to machine stitched bodice of heavier cotton which is a whiter colour. Bodice has lace, Swiss embroidery frills and whitework panel. Cotton tape drawstring ties on inside of sleeves, back opening is fastened with drawstring ties at neck and waist.

It appears that the skirt could be from another gown.



Maker Role


Date Made

19th century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, cotton


h 870mm (shoulder to hem) x w 180mm (shoulder to shoulder)

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, dressmaking

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, homecrafts

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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