Klänning i rosa sidenaltlas. Nordiska museet inv.nr 183144.

OMG, have y’all seen this!?

I just stumbled upon this pink beauty on Tumblr. It’s from Nordiska museet!

It’s late 18th century, made in silk “atlas”? I have no idea what that is – anyone?

Imma go look through Nordiska Museets collections, because clearly it must have been updated! See ya!

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6 Responses to “Klänning i rosa sidenaltlas. Nordiska museet inv.nr 183144.”

  1. Elin Berg Says:

    This used to be on display before they changed the costumes exhibition. It really is lovely and the images let you see the back of the gown which you couldn’t when it was behind glass!

  2. Mimic of Modes Says:

    Oooh, what a pretty turque! It’s really nice to see that back shot. Going to have to put that on my Pinterest.

  3. Chris Woodyard Says:

    http://www.textileglossary.com/terms/atlas.html

    A definition of atlas silk

  4. Sanna K Says:

    This is one of my favourites. I’ve been thinking about making it in light blue…

  5. Miri Says:

    I believe the fabric would be called duchess satin in English. I don’t speak Swedish, but we have the same name for that kind of silk in German, so I’m assuming it’s the same.

  6. Isis Says:

    It’s a lovely dress- there are other pictures around in books. Silk atlas is a very heavy smooth and shiny silk with a soft drape.

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