A very large black and gold silk nautch skirt and matching black silk slim trousers. Worn by Ruth St. Denis in Nautch Dance in the mid 1910s.
C-679_a A very large black silk nautch skirt decorated with lines of gold metallic trim. The skirt has many layers of attached stiffened underskirts.
C-679_b A slim pair black silk trousers worn underneath the skirt.
Photographs show St. Denis wearing this skirt at the Denishawn studio in Los Angeles.