Christening gown; [?]; 19th century; CT2000.3033


Christening gown

About this object

Christening gown; hand-stitched fine linen gown fully-lined bodice and sleeves using a thicker cotton fabric. Swiss embroidery trim and inset of lace on skirt. Ties at waist. Back opening fastened with three linen-covered buttons and handmade cotton loops, cotton drawstring ties at waist and neck.

Possibly this gown was made for a winter Christening.



Maker Role


Date Made

19th century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, cotton;
processed material, textile, linen;
processed material, metal


h 100mm (shoulder to hem) x w 240mm (shoulder to shoulder)

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Subject and Association Keywords

religions. mythology. rationalism. religious life

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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