Baby's embroidered cotton broadcloth dress, possibly American, c. The peerless embroidery is executed in wool floss. The Persian-style Tree of Life design on the skirt front is borrowed from the Indian palampores exported to Europe in the century.
Dress Date: ca. 1805 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 75 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles Blaney, 1926 Accession Number: