Image features a robe of gold metallic cloth with foundation fabric of terra-cotta silk. Edges trimmed with knitted silk in red, blue, yellow, black and white. Lined with silk and cotton ikat fabric in red, white and yellow. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

Robe of gold metallic cloth with foundation fabric of terra-cotta silk. Edges trimmed with knitted silk in red, blue, yellow, black and white. Lined with silk and cotton ikat fabric in red, white and yellow.

Featured Image: Robe, 19th century; silk, cotton and metal; Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram Stevens Hewitt; 1931-4-64

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