Stencilled velvet gown, Mariano Fortuny, Venice, early 20th century. Blue velvet stencilled in gold with medieval-style patterns. Sides inset with pleated silk, laced with silk cords, & fastened with Murano glass beads. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact
Woman’s Gown (Wentke), Coromandel Coast, India, c. 1730 (chintz); and Hindeloopen, The Netherlands, mid-18th century (construction), cotton, resist-dyed and painted; gown, lined with linen, trimmed with Dutch weft-patterned tape (langetband). Veldman-Eecen Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.