Two types of fly fringe (braid) adorn this sack-back gown of about 1770, one as a trim, the other as a tassel. White silk knotted into a twisted cord, with tufts of green and pink silk comprises the fringe edging the ruffles of the sleeve and front appliqué. The gown is further embellished with long tassels of loosely knotted coloured silks. The tassels bear coils of coloured silks, which imitate the shape and colour of small posies. The gown is made of ivory silk
createcreatively: Highnam by Jan Evans. Calico, scrim, black muslin, paper, lead, emulsion, ochre and machine embroidery. The geology, history and folklore of Gloucestershire, in which Jan Evans lives, influences her work. The locally mined ochres and colours influence her subtle earthy tones. She uses layers and strata as symbolism for the landscape and life.
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