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Caraco and skirt

Period: second half of the 18th century 

This travelling dress from the second half of the 18th century was purchased by the city of Paderborn for the reopening of the Residenzmuseum Schloss Neuhaus.
Peplum (caraco) and skirt were made of precious silk lampas with the typical wave-like Rococo pattern. The jacket's peplum is cut and fastens up the front with hooks and eyes. 
The skirt is worn over a small pannier. A fichu of cotton muslin completes the ensemble. This ladies' suit has been crafted based on original cuts. 

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