Curator Claire Regnault kindly took us into the textiles store to give us a sneak peek at some of the items Dr Peter McNeil may reference during the second upcoming talk in our fashion series. We were greeted with stunning colours, embroidery and silks in what is truly a wonderful collection here at Te Papa. Please click on the image for a larger preview. We wanted to share some of the items with you and hope that you’ll join us to learn more with Peter on 24 August, book your tickets here.

WOMANS BODICE, unknown maker, 1730-1750, France, bequest of Mrs Tweedie, Te Papa

ENGLISH TIGHT BACK GOWN, unknown maker, 1775-1780, gift of Mrs Corser, Te Papa

WAISTCOST, unknown maker, circa 1780, France, bequest of Mrs Tweedie, Te Papa

WOMAN’S DRESSING GOWN, unknown maker, 1880-1890, Japan, gift of Marie Limbrick, Te Papa

 

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