Black and Gold Nautch Skirt and Trousers, Nautch Dance (ensemble)

Costume

Identifier
C-679_a-b
Date:
1910s
Description:

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.

Item Details:
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.

Extent:
2
Medium:
Silk, Cotton, Metal, Elastic

Related Entities
Ruth St. Denis (worn by)
Related collections
Ted Shawn Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 115