Burgundy Silk Crepe Dresses with Gold Stenciling, Unknown Work, Denishawn (set of eleven)

Costume

Identifier
C-193_1-11
Date:
1920s
Description:
Eleven burgundy Greek style silk crepe dresses with an attached cape/shawl decorated with gold stenciling. Worn by female members of the Denishawn Company in an unknown work.

Item Details:
Each dress consists of a short bodice with a side hook and bar fastening. The knife pleated skirt falls from under the bust to mid calf length. From the shoulder straps is stitched a shawl in the same fabric also decorated with gold hand-painting. The skirt is decorated with a stenciled a lotus blossom pattern in gold. Possibly worn with headdresses C-216_1-6.

C-193_1 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with DMD, Dorothea and two unreadable names.
C-193_2 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Esther, Grace Geissler and Ahda... - rest unreadable (Ahdah Van Rosen)
C-193_3 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Hallick.
C-193_4 The bodice has been stitched down, no names.
C-193_5 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Pearl (Pearl Wheeler), Hellen, and Priscilla.
C-193_6 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Betty.
C-193_7 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Madaline, Katherine ..? (Katherine Kropatkin) and Arginia...? unreadable.
C-193_8 The cotton bodice has been stitched down, inscribed with Bess Beckey, Gladys (Gladys Tinker), Mary Cole, Daphne and one unreadable name. 
C-193_9 No cotton bodice, a cotton label is inscribed with Howry (Mary Howry).
C-193_10 Inscribed in the cotton bodice with Kay and an readable name.
C-193_11 Inscribed with the name Lenore (possibly Lenore Hellekson).
Extent:
11
Medium:
Silk, Cotton, Metal