Apron, Mourning, with floral embroidery; Unknown maker; 1860-1910; RI.W2017.3616...
Apron, Mourning, with floral embroideryAbout this object
A black mourning apron front with pink and green floral stitching, lace trim and deep green broadcloth lining. It is missing its ties but would have fastened around the waist.
Beginning in the Victorian era, mourning aprons were generally worn by the 'lady of the house' during the mourning period following a loved one's death.
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton, broadcloth
organic, processed material, textile, lace
inorganic, processed material, glass
Waist: 350 mm
Hip: 580 mm
Hem circumference: 640 mm
Waist to hem: 630 mm
Measurement conventions taken from the Powerhouse Museum's Australian Dress Register. Measurements taken with garment laying flat.