GIRL'S DAY DRESS & PELERINE, 1837-1840 Cream cotton w/ stylized floral print in turquoise, brick red & yellow w/ black outlines, sleeve tops ruched, piped bodice, double layer pelerine, B 31", Hi W 25", L 45",
Day Dress: ca. 1835, printed Indian chintz, gigot sleeves. "A day dress of chintz, it has a romantic silhouette typical of the 1830s. Indian chintz was introduced to Europe from India in the 17th century, and highly valued under the names of "indienne" (French) and "chintz" (English). The Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century led to growth of a fabric printing industry in the Western world."