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Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches backed with coarse plain weave cotton through which some of the embroidered outlines have been worked.. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. Cut across the top. There are three borders along the bottom: the central one has a green ground with a spray of 3 white flowers pointing to the upper right alternating with a spray of a pink and red and 2 buds pointing to the lower right. Above and below is a border with a zigzag of white diagonal blocks [leaves?] between two lines of red and dark blue diamonds. These 3 borders are edged with small white motifs which could be tiny flowers. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in orange and white either side of a line of red or blue geometric motifs. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: white ground with a horizontal striped stem pointing to the right with a red flower bending slightly to the lower right alternating with a large U-shaped blossom. [2] wider stripes in two designs: [a] red and white striped vase surrounded by white blossoms and a pair of orange and blue flowers extending into a red blossom with 3 pale blossoms at the top alternating with a small blue triangular base, pair of orange leaves outlined in blue, a diamond arrangement of white flowers and ending with a large pointed white blossoms between 2 red ones. [b] a group of 3 octagonal pink flowers with red centre alternating with a mass of small white 4-petalled flowers. Threads: silk; 2S; red, pink, white, blue, orange, light blue, green, dark greed. There may be others but I cannot see the back because of the backing.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches, backed and edged with plain weave cotton. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. The Museum Number is in the bottom left hand corner. No borders survive. A band of white cotton tape has been applied around the piece on the front and it has been backed with blue cotton. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in green and dark green. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: white iris pointing to lower left or upper right on a curved striped stem alternating with an arrangement of a white-pointed blossom with a blue centre surrounded by 3 orange flowers, the whole forming a small rectangle. The pointed blossom points either to the right or straight up. [2] wider stripes in two designs: [a] 3 designs all in the form of diamonds: slightly indistinct but one contains a 6-petalled blue flower in the centre; one has a small pointed blue cone-like motif pointing to the lower right; the third has no real features. The background of all is a mass of orange/yellow flowers and green leaves. [b] 4 designs in diamonds: pointed flower pointing straight down on an angled chevron stem with 5 small blossoms around its pointed end for a V-shape; a large circular arrangement of orange/yellow blossoms pointing to the right with a pair of leaves at the base of a short stem; a pointed blossom facing right on an angled chevron stem with several large blossoms forming a diamond around it; the 4th may be a repeat of the 2nd but facing downwards, or it may be a slight variation - it isn't clear. Threads: silk; 2S; difficult to identify the colours as it is backed but they include red, pink, dark blue, blue, green, dark green, yellow, cream, white, very, very light green. See also 750-1888 which is the pair to this panel.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches, backed and edged with plain weave cotton. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. The museum Number is in the top left hand corner. No borders survive. A band of white cotton tape has been applied around the piece on the front and it has been backed with blue cotton. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in green and dark green. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: white iris pointing to lower left or upper right on a curved striped stem alternating with an arrangement of a white-pointed blossom with a blue centre surrounded by 3 orange flowers, the whole forming a small rectangle. The pointed blossom points either to the right or straight up. [2] wider stripes in two designs: [a] 3 designs all in the form of diamonds: slightly indistinct but one contains a 6-petalled blue flower in the centre; one has a small pointed blue cone-like motif pointing to the lower right; the third has no real features. The background of all is a mass of orange/yellow flowers and green leaves. [b] 4 designs in diamonds: pointed flower pointing straight down on an angled chevron stem with 5 small blossoms around its pointed end for a V-shape; a large circular arrangement of orange/yellow blossoms pointing to the right with a pair of leaves at the base of a short stem; a pointed blossom facing right on an angled chevron stem with several large blossoms forming a diamond around it; the 4th may be a repeat of the 2nd but facing downwards, or it may be a slight variation - it isn't clear. Threads: silk; 2S; difficult to identify the colours as it is backed but they include dark blue, blue, red, yellow, green, dark green, white, beige and orange. See also 751-1888 which is the pair to this panel.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. There is a narrow pieced which has been added along the upper part of the left hand side. The embroidery has been cut across the top. It has been pieced down the right hand side at the top. There is a border along the bottom and part way up both sides. Outward facing floral sprays: 3 pink flowers alternating with 3 white flowers on a dark blue ground. Edged either side with a black-outlined band with a yellow meander and small pink blossoms. This wide side border cuts abruptly across the diagonal banding. The border on the right hand side is longer than that on the left. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in pink and green. The colouring of the following bands is very different. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: green ground with a row of flowers facing to the lower right: blue flower and pink carnation separated by a pair of pink and white leaves. [2] wider stripes in three designs: [a] diamond segments: black-edged vase with lots of pale flowers, mainly pink, and a dominant pair of horizontal black-outlined leaves alternating with a yellow vase, central pink flower and 3 groups of 4 white flowers in a diamond shape. [b] less obvious diamonds: vase with 3 blue-outlined flowers forming a diamond along the central stem leading into a triangular pink blossom alternating with a vase and central pink blossom. The colour of the vases changes randomly. [c] light blue ground: diamond of white and brown blossoms alternating with an angled chevron stem and large pink flowers outlined with red. Threads: silk; 2S; red, pink, yellow, black, blue, light blue, green, white, mauve, dark green, orange, cream, bright pink.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. There is a narrow pieced which has been added along the upper part of the right hand side. The embroidery has been cut across the top. There is a border along the bottom and part way up both sides. Outward facing floral sprays: 3 pink flowers alternating with 3 white flowers on a dark blue ground. Edged either side with a black-outlined band with a yellow meander and small pink blossoms. This wide side border cuts abruptly across the diagonal banding. The border on the right hand side is longer than that on the left. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in pink and green. The colouring of the following bands is very different. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: green ground with a row of flowers facing to the lower right: blue flower and pink carnation separated by a pair of pink and white leaves. [2] wider stripes in three designs: [a] diamond segments: black-edged vase with lots of pale flowers, mainly pink, and a dominant pair of horizontal black-outlined leaves alternating with a yellow vase, central pink flower and 3 groups of 4 white flowers in a diamond shape. [b] less obvious diamonds: vase with 3 blue-outlined flowers forming a diamond along the central stem leading into a triangular pink blossom alternating with a vase and central pink blossom. The colour of the vases changes randomly. [c] light blue ground: diamond of white and brown blossoms alternating with an angled chevron stem and large pink flowers outlined with red. Threads: silk; 2S; red, pink, yellow, black, blue, light blue, green, white, mauve, dark green, orange, cream, bright pink.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. The edges have been turned over and stitched in place. There is a border along the bottom: a pink blossom with red outlined on striped stem facing to the lower left with a group of 3 small yellow and mauve blossoms. This continues part way up the sides. There is a narrow border either side of the bottom section with 2 red outlined buds alternating with 2 pale outlined buds. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in green and dark blue. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: white ground with an angled stem, pink blossom and buds outlined with red with blue/green leaves, pointing down to the right alternating with downward pointing bunch of green, orange and beige flowerheads on a pink stem. [2] wider stripes in two designs: [a] pink vase, central pink blossom, 2 flowers with blue details, 3 blossoms with red outlines and 2 pale flowers alternating with a white vase, pair of large pink leaves, small central pink flower and 2 carnations - all 3 outlined with red. There are also orange, beige, pink and light blue blossoms. [b] wider stripe with a vase with a stem of 3 flowers, the central one is round and pink and the top one is pointed, pink and outlined with red. There is a carnation to the side and 2 lines of white triangular blossoms forming the top of the diamond segment. This alternates with a similar arrangement of a vase and stem with central pink and red flower and a circular arrangement of white flowers at the top pair of pink leaves by the vase and a group of white flowers with a dark green centre to either side. Threads: silk; 2S; white, red, mauve, dark green, green, light green, orange, dark blue, light blue, dark pink.

Trouser panel

Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches. Directional design with the top of the pattern at the bottom of the panel, so that the wearer saw the correct pattern. Pieced: section added down right hand side but there are marked differences in the colours of the embroidery across the seam - perhaps it was added to widen the panel as fashions changed? Part of the embroidery at the top has been cut through. The left hand edge has been trimmed and is irregular. There is a border along the bottom: triangular base with 3 small flowers in blue and green alternating with a pink flower. There is a narrow border of small pink motifs above and below this and part way up both sides. The main pattern is a series of diagonal lines from lower right to upper left. These are chevron lines in green and yellow. There are two sizes of stripes: [1] narrow stripes: white ground with a group of small purple blossoms on a chevron stem alternating with a small pink blossom on a chevron stem; there are small round pink and green buds. [2] wider stripes in two designs: [a] blue ground with a straight striped stem, 3 pink flowers and 3 sprays of small white blossoms alternating with angled stems with 3 large pink blossoms; [b] green ground with black edged vase with a pair of pink leaves, a large round pink flower and 3 blue and white leaves alternating with a light blue edged vase with an arrangement of 4 pink and 3 purple flowers. Threads: Silk, 2S: black, purple, light green, blue, red, pink, white, light purple, green, yellow, light blue.