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Day dress with Native American-inspired geometric motifs printed on silk pongee ground

Ruby Hyacinth Bailey1963/1966

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Day dress in off-white silk pongee ground printed with Native American-derived geometric motifs in black, chrome yellow and brick red; unfitted shift; above-knee length; jewel neckline; wide 3/4-length sleeves; densely printed upper bodice, continuing in applied triangular points down center front as ceremonial bib; triangles riding down sleeve from shoulder; printed band at sleeve edges; wide printed band from thigh to hem; center back zipper closure; natural silk souffle lining.

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  • Title: Day dress with Native American-inspired geometric motifs printed on silk pongee ground
  • Creator: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey
  • Creator Birth Date: 1908
  • Date Created: 1963/1966
  • Subject Keywords: Afrocentrism
  • Type: Dress (garment)
  • Medium: pongee, Silk (textile)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey

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