OBJECT: 1989.0117 – Overskirt (black)
DESCRIPTION: Black thread on black net overskirt. Tambour.
PATTERN: Tambour leaves & flowers. Scalloped edge with excess and not cut as it was turned back and worked with tambour pattern.
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Tambour, no filling stitches. Machine made ?? Some repair work.
FIBRE: Cotton thread on cotton net. Possibly made by machine..
SIZE: 97 cm x 101 cm. Finished measurement, then the ruffle 172 cm
DATE: 1880 – 1915.
COMMENTS: Several holes in the net. The outer part is asymmetrical to the front. Unusual.
GIFT OF: Not known.
REPACKED 31st July 2018: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1205
LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/9285