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Mariano Fortuny Shell Pink Silk Peplos

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This dress is made of finely pleated shell pink colored silk with silk cording along side seams ,shoulders , and tunic hem, and mat frosted colored glass beads threaded through the cording. The Peplos worn by the women in ancient greece was an outer garment . Consisting of a rectangular piece of fabric,it was arranged so that the material was folded double at the top, drawn around the body under the arms and fastened over each shoulder by a clasp or pin. As originally conceived the right side of the garment was left open. Its loose upper portion fell in large folds over the upper part of the torso and was weighted in its lower corners with metal drops. Fortunys adaptation included terminating the over fold in deep points weighted by small glass beads length 64" Armhole 20" Shoulder 1.5" Clear frosted white striped beads,no label on dress Belt in stenciled silver vine and berry The pleats in the fabric allow the gown to expand to fit a range of sizes.

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  • Place of origin
    Italy
  • Seller location
    Riverdale, NY
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    AAU1012051763D

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