Christening gown; [?]; 19th century; CT80.1337a
Christening gownAbout 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.
19th centuryPlace Made
processed material, textile, cottonMeasurements
h 870mm (shoulder to hem) x w 180mm (shoulder to shoulder)Subject and Association Keywords
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type