The skirt is full length and flared with great width at the bottom. The skirt is plane on top and made of seven panels where each panel has inverted pleating below the knee resulting in a very large width at the bottom. The two gores at the center of the back is extra long and forms a small trail. The seams between the gores is decorated with velvet ribbon in white with floral decoration in red and green. Decorative bands runs down below the knee and were the inverted pleating begins, each band is decorated with a flower stitched in red woolen fabric with hanging silk tassels in red and white. In total, the skirt is decorated with seven flower tassels. The skirt hem is reinforced and decorated with five red stitched straight stitches in width along the entire hem. The skirt is unlined and closed in the back with hooks and snaps. The waist is hemmed with a thin silk band in red which is now very degraded.

The upper part consists of a form-fitted waist jacket in red wool with inset sleeves and a "shirtfront" in cream white satin, which gives the appearance of being a underlying blouse. The red "jacket" has a collar whitch form a V-neckline with square lapel and on the back a square shoulder width wide collar that continues down the middle of the back, forming a square tail that goes down about 10cm below the jacket. The tail is decorated with cloth flower and long hanging tassels in red and white. The side parts are fully decorated with vertical sewn pleats. The bottom is marked by a wide red velvet ribbon and reinforced with longitudinal straight seams in red. The jacket is a bit longer in the front and form a point marked with cloth flowers in wool and long hanging tassels. The sleeves are trumpet-shaped and ¾ sleeves and the outer edges are stitched with longitudinal straight stitches in red. The back of the sleeves has longitudinal decorations with the same white velvet bands as the skirt. Each sleeve is decorated with a band down to the elbow where there is a sewn flower with hanging tassel. The jacket has baggy sleeves in white satin inset to the trumpet sleeves in wool. The sleeves are long and wide and ends in a tight, 10cm wide cuff in red velvet.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Jeanne Ferran
  • Date Created: 1890s
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Frida Lönnberg, Röhsska museum
  • Medium: Silk and wool

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