Overskirt of crochet in white mercerised cotton. Large scale three-dimensional crochet made to imitate the effect of raised Venetian needle lace. Separate motifs include floral sprigs, flower heads, leaves, and a variety of roundels are joined together by an irregular square mesh of linked chains decorated in places with picot-like loops. Motifs vary in size from 1.25 inches to 4.5 inches in length.

The skirt is made to shape with a small waist fitting close over the hips and flaring towards the hem, and extending in a train at the back.


  • Title: Overskirt
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1895/1904
  • Location: Ireland
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 45 in centre front, Length: 114.5 cm centre front, Length: 61.75 in centre back, Length: 156.5 cm centre back
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Margaret Simeon
  • Medium: Mercerised cotton

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