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Irish crochet lace blouse, c.1905. The variety and piquant charm of the schematic floral motifs is truly memorable. The centerpiece is the blooming rose on the bodice. Radiating from the center are the dependent, budding florets and sprigs. The blouse has not been altered in design to make it more wearable for the modern woman. The longer-in-front, blouson style is correct for the period.