Robe, 19th century Medium: cotton appliqué and embroidery on elm bark (ohyo) foundation Technique: appliquéd and embroidered in couching stitches on plain weave foundation Label: woven elm bark (ohyo), appliquéd and embroidered with cotton. Gift of Alice Boney. 1962-67-1.
What is this?
Robe made from narrow widths of cloth woven from elm bark, in tobacco brown with varied stripes of dark indigo blue and white. Dark blue cotton appliqué with white couched-thread embroidery adorns the hemline, sleeve cuffs, and upper back. Dark blue cotton neckband.