• Lorraine (Raine) Sumners

    1775-1785 British mantua @Patricia Johnston

  • Alexa Clark

    18th century Mantua from 1775-1785 made in United Kingdom woven in France. Hand woven and hand sewn, the tangled garden of chenille decoration on silk satin embroidered with colored silk chenille thread, and garland trim and linen, in a meandering pattern of flowers and leaves. A fly fringe braid of chenille threads, wound into the shapes of more flowers and leaves with bobbin lace fringe decorated the mantua, sleeve and neckline.

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